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A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

MAKER'S MARK F. F., PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD

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A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
MAKER'S MARK F. F., PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD
oval box, the sides and base set with panels of horizontal engine-turning and hung with foliate garlands, each centred with an oval cartouche with chased vari-colour gold flowers, foliage and musical trophies, the cover set with a panel of translucent green enamel on basket-weave engine-turned ground set with a diamond-set silver floral spray, within white enamel bead and vari-colour gold foliate borders, diamond-set silver thumbpiece
2 1/8 in. (54 mm.) wide

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