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Swiss Enamel Snuffbox

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Hand-chased, painted, and engraved gold elements add the perfect touch to this ornate container

Key Features

  • Flawless enameling adorns this rare 19th-century Swiss gold snuff box
  • Hand-chased, painted, and engraved gold elements add the perfect touch to this ornate container
  • A painting of a Neo-classical hunting scene adorns the lid
  • This small treasure is a masterful example of the luxury arts of the era
  • Bears prestige marks for Georges Remond
  • Circa, 1810
  • 3 1/2" w x 1 7/16" d x 3/4" h

Item Details

  • Width:
    3 1/2' Inches
  • Height:
    3/4" Inches
  • Depth:
    1 7/16" Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    Switzerland
 Flawless enameling distinguishes this rare Swiss gold snuff box. A spirited hunting scene, painted in an elaborate frame, brings an element of aristocratic revelry. Hand-chased and engraved gold accents add the perfect touch. This particular box bears Swiss prestige marks of Georges Remond.

The taking of snuff was a highly regarded social ritual among the European elite from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Snuff box manufacturers were regarded as artists, creating and designing these elegant little boxes using fine metals, gems, and other luxurious materials. This small treasure is a masterful example of the luxury arts that goldsmiths, jewelers, and miniature portrait painters of the era produced. While gold is the main component of snuff boxes, they also feature a range of exotic and precious materials from around the world, including precious stones; lacquer panels; enamelwork; rock crystal; and glazed figural, landscape, and portrait paintings. This particular box bears Swiss prestige marks by Georges Remond.

Circa 1810

3 1/2" wide x 1 7/16" deep x 3/4" high

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