Exceptional rectangular snuffbox with angled corners. Coral-colored tortoiseshell powder panels are mounted in a gold cage mount. The frame is pierced and finely carved with ovals and foliage. The lid set with a gold enamel medallion depicting a young couple of shepherds on a background of bucolic landscape.
Weight: 3.5oz (102 gr.)
L : 2.5 in. (6.6 cm) / l: 1.8in. (4.6) / h : 1.3 in. (3.5 cm).
Guarantee mark: Jean-Jacques Prevost, 1762-1768
Charge mark: Letter C with crown, 1766
Release mark: Monkey head, 1775-1781
Master goldsmith mark: Illegible.
Work from the Louis XV period.
Similar snuffbox kept in the Rothschild collection.
1 000 €
3 500 €
Price : on request