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Swiss Enamelled Gold Snuff Box

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Item Details

  • Width:
    1 1/2 Inches
  • Height:
    2 1/2 Inches
  • Depth:
    5/8 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    Switzerland
This enchanting Swiss snuff box is crafted of 18K yellow gold with the utmost artistry. Adorned with an intricately engraved Rococo design on every surface, this stunning container features an exceptional enameled scene of a lady and gentleman on horseback falconing with servants. 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.

Hallmarked Geneva, 1870

1 1/2" wide x 5/8" deep x 2 1/2" length

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