Paris, 91 x 70 x 37 mm, 240 g, circa 1762
An important, remarkably attractive and rare gold enamel snuff box in near mint condition
Case: 22K gold, maker's mark illegible, discharge mark "a hound's head" Jean-Jaques Prévost (1762-1768), charge mark Eloy Brichard (1756-1762), Parisian guild punch mark "Y" for the years 1762-1763.
Oval box, all sides with translucent brown enamel plaques against an engine-turned ground framed by gold borders with translucent green enamelled foliage and opalescent white and pinkish enamel pearls.
This wonderful snuff box is a true masterpiece of museum quality – the perfectly executed beautiful design is as impressive as the remarkable weight of 240 g.