Guidon, Rémond & Gide à Genève, 75 x 44 x 14 mm, 75 g, circa 1815
An exquisite, graceful gold enamel snuff box "La Fontaine D'Amour", after an engraving created by Nicolas Francois Regnault after Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s "La Fontaine d'Amour" (The Fountain of Love), 1785 Case: gold and polychrome enamel, maker's mark "GRG" under a crown (Guidon, Rémond & Gide à Genève). Rectangular case with chamfered corners, lid with octagonal enamel plaque: very fine polychrome miniature painting "La Fontaine D'Amour" in a border of half-pearls. Undulating sides and base with lavish central flower bouquets with engine-turned design and translucent cobalt blue enamelling; base and chamfered edges decorated with Champlevé enamelling.
Estimate 29,000 - 39,000 €
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