Oval in shape, it rests on four. The body depicts a scene from mythology: a satyr covering a nymph after a drunken feast.
Cupid is in the background.
This scene is embellished with garlands of vines, olive branches...
The fluted lid is separated by four brackets with acanthus leaves, all surmounted by an oval gadrooned socket.
Interior in blue crystal.
Master Goldsmith: Marc-Etienne JANETY.
Great goldsmith, recognized among others for having worked platinum.
2 very similar models:
- in the collection of "David Weill" N°30, volume 2. Paris 1786, by Janety.
- on the cover of the book in the collection of the "Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Paris", pages 88 and 89. Paris 1783-84 by Garbe, apprentice of Roettiers.
It is very well hallmarked under the body and the relief on the lid.
Weight: 300gr / gross: 715 gr.