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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

  • A lovely French gold snuff box with a double lid
  • This snuff box is adorned with delicate champlevé enamel decoration
  • Hand-chased and engraved gold elements add the perfect touch to this ornate container
  • The taking of snuff was a highly regarded social ritual among the European elite
  • Snuff boxes were often exchanged as gifts, especially among gentlemen
  • This enamel snuff box is a work of proficient French artistry
  • 3 3/4 wide x 1 5/8 deep x 1/2 high

Item Details

  • Width:
    3 3/4" Inches
  • Height:
    1/2" Inches
  • Depth:
    1 5/8" Inches
  • Origin:
    France
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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