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French Double-Lidded Snuff Box

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This elegant French double snuff box is adorned with delicate champlevé enamel decoration

Key Features

  • This lovely French gold snuff box is adorned by lovely champlevé enamel
  • The ornate container is crafted in a rare, double-box form
  • Hand-chased and engraved gold elements add the perfect touch to the elegant box
  • The outstanding objet d'art is a work of proficient French artistry

Item Details

  • Width:
    3 3/4 Inches
  • Height:
    1/2 Inches
  • Depth:
    1 5/8 Inches
  • Period:
  • Origin:
This lovely French gold snuff box features a double lid, which is topped by a pair of enamel plaques and adorned with delicate champlevé enamel decoration. The oblong form is slightly curved, allowing the user to place the snuff comfortably in the breast pocket.

Snuff containers like this were among the most fashionable luxury items in the 18th and 19th centuries. They were among a gentleman's most expensive and elegant personal effects, and soon became collector's items.  This extraordinary gold box is a most exquisite and rare objet d'art. 

Bears the "FJ" makers mark. Hallmarked Paris, 1798-1809

3 3/4" wide x 1 5/8" deep x 1/2" high

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Price: $42,850
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