German, 87 x 64 x 19 mm, 141 g, circa 1810
An exquisite gold enamel snuff box "Archimedes"
Case: gold and opaque enamel, maker's punch mark most probably "FJ" (nearly illegible) between sunrays.
Rectangular case with cut corners, all-over black enamelled, the hinged lid with a polychrome miniature painting of Archimedes at work on the walls of Syracuse, within a half pearl-set border. The cover and the base with gold vine leaf Champlevé panels. The base with a centred Champlevé laurel wreath.
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