ANTIQUE 18thC FRENCH 18k GOLD & HAND PAINTED ENAMEL SNUFF BOX c.1780

ANTIQUE 18thC FRENCH 18k GOLD & HAND PAINTED ENAMEL SNUFF BOX c.1780

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18thC French three-colour 18k gold snuff box, of traditional oval form, the lid applied with an enamel plaque representing an allegory of pintura, flanked by a putto, within an elaborately chased floral frame and diaper pattern engine turning, within a white and blue enamel garland border between roses on a sablé ground, design repeated on the sides and base.

Hallmarked with French gold prestige marks, Paris, Makers mark for Pierre-Nicholas Pleyard.


Reference Number: A5602

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DESCRIPTION

Antique late-18th Century French three-colour 18k gold snuff box, of traditional oval form, the lid applied with an enamel plaque representing an allegory of pintura, flanked by a putto, within an elaborately chased floral frame and diaper pattern engine turning, within a white and blue enamel garland border between roses on a sablé ground, design repeated on the sides and base, Hallmarked with French gold prestige marks, Paris, Maker Pierre-Nicholas Pleyard (1759-1793), charge and export discharge of Jean Baptiste Fouache (1774-1780).

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - No Damage.


SIZE

Height: 2.5cm
Width: 6.7 x 5cm
Weight: 107g