A Napoleonic gold presentation snuff-box. By Étienne-Lucien Blerzy (1801-1808), marked, with the excise and second standard marks for gold Paris 1809-1819 and the French post-1798 unofficial standard mark for 18-carat gold, the flange engraved with retailers name Gibert Successeur de Lempereur à Paris and inventory numbers 182 and n.o 18-1. 8¾ oz (255 gr). Estimate
A FRENCH GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND SNUFF-BOX CIRCA 1860 Shaped rectangular, the base and cover engraved and chased with flowering trellis panels with foliate borders, the cover applied with diamond monogram of Napoleon III over a translucent blue enamel ground, the sides with conforming foliate borders, marked on cover bezel 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long
ROYAL: A GERMAN GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND PRESENTATION SNUFF BOX, HANAU, CIRCA 1860 rectangular with bombé sides, the cover applied with a diamond-set initial E below a Royal diamond crown on translucent blue enamel ground between four gold rosettes on blue enamel ground, all surrounded by chased strapwork, flowers and trefoils, sides and base engraved to match marked inside base, maker's mark unclear, probably for Charles Colins Sohne
Snuffbox with Chinese Pavilion - V About 1800 This snuffbox made in Geneva was probably produced for the Ottoman Empire. There was a keen market for European-made Chinoiserie in the Middle East. Geneva, Switzerland; maker's mark of Sene & Detalla. Enamelled gold set with diamonds.
French prestige marks including maker's mark JMC a fleur-de-lis between, charge marks of J. Berthe and J. Alaterre, probably German, circa 1840<br><br>of ingot form, the lid inset with an earlier enamel miniature of a nobleman with dark curled wig, lace cravat over a scarlet bow and blue sash, the gold frame enamelled with white interlacing, the cagework mounts deeply chased with further interlaced ribbons on a <EM>sablé </EM>ground and enclosing the mottled amber panels, gold lining
A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX BY JOHN JOSEPH BARRIER (1763-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1779/1780, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-1780 rectangular box with canted corners, the cover, sides and base with panels of coin-pattern engine-turning Within Chased foliate sanded borders, the cover enamelled in translucent purple enamel white enamel frame Within
Snuffbox with flowers - V, 1765-75. This gold snuffbox is similar in shape and in the cutting of the hardstones to the jewelled boxes of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (ruled 1740-86). Berlin, Germany; maker's mark VB. Chased gold and black marble inlaid with hardstones.
Snuffbox with Hurdy-Gurdy Player - V, 1760-1, Paris, France; mark of Jean Fremin (active 1738-86) Enamels signed 'Le Sueur', scene on back after The Little Flute Player and his Dog by Francois Boucher (1703-70). Enamelled gold. Formerly in the collection of Baron Gustave de Rothschild (1829-1911)