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A FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

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A FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
PROBABLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY, WITH INDISTINCT MARKS

OBLONG, CHASED AND ENAGRAVED ON FOUR SIDES WITH AN OVAL MEDALIONS, THE COVER AND FRONT WITH PASTORAL SCENES, THE REVERSE WITH A SHIPPING SCENE AND THE BASE WITH A PEACOCK IN A LANDSCAPE WITH A BRIDGE, EACH IN RIBBON-TIED BORDER, FLANKED BY FLOWER SWAGS, WITH SIMILAR SWAGS AT EACH END, BORDERED BY GREEK KEY PATTERN WITH FLOWERHEADS AT THE CORNERS OF THE COVER AND BASE AND PILASTERS AT THE ANGLES OF THE SIDES, WITH A PLAIN BAND AROUND THE BASE, MARKED INSIDE THE COVER AND BASE - 3 1/8IN. (8CM.) LONG
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