Choose from the following zoom modes:
-or-

Select image to view:

Octagonal Empire Period Enamel Gold Box

Loading...
Lens Options
Size: S / M / L / XL

Zoom Level: I / II / III / VI

Advanced Settings

Octagonal Empire Period Enamel Gold Box

- Item No.

Item Details

  • Width:
    3 9/16" Inches
  • Height:
    9/16" Inches
  • Depth:
    2 7/16" Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    France
This enchanting French gold snuff box is crafted of 18K rose, yellow and white gold with absolutely incredible attention to detail. Adorned with an intricate engraved Empire-period design, this stunning objet d'art features beautiful champlevé enameling of exceptional quality. Snuff boxes, also known as "tabatiéres", have become some of the most desirable collectibles in recent years. The taking of snuff was a highly regarded social ritual among the European elite. Snuff box manufacturers were regarded as artists, creating and designing these elegant little boxes using fine metals, gems and other luxurious materials. They were among a gentleman's most expensive and elegant personal effects, and soon became collector's items. Wealthy and fashionable men would have a fair number of them and often offered them as gifts. 

The box is fully marked, including a maker's mark of "F&O" and a standard mark indicating the box is crafted of 18K gold.

Circa 1810 

3 9/16" wide x 2 7/16" deep x 9/16" high

Related Items

Go to »
Art Deco Gold Box by Cartier Paris

Request More Information
Close [X]
Request a Phone Call
Add to my Collection Email to a Friend

Share this item with your spouse, your decorator or a fellow collector...you can even send it to several email addresses at once. Fill out this form and we'll send them a link to this item.

Close [X]

You are currently not logged in. Please Sign In to create a collection or add items to your existing collection(s).

If you do not have an account, please Register and enjoy benefits immediately.


Close [X]
Price: $18,500
Add to my Bag

To order by phone or for more info call
1-888-711-8084