Geneva, flange number 5584, 75 x 44 x 12 mm, 87 g, circa 1820
A very fine and rare gold enamel snuff box "Cybele", who symbolizes the life-giving force of Earth and is mother of all gods, mankind, animals, plants and entities Case: 18K gold, two flower marks. Rectangular box with rounded corners, hinged lid with rectangular enamel miniature: the Greek goddess Cybele in a chariot drawn by a lion. She wears a mural crown and holds a cornucopia filled with flowers and fruit. Narrow gold frame with chasing. The two outer areas of the lid are decorated with exquisite chasing of bowls, fruit and flowers. The base shows a central octagonal medallion with engraved painter’s tools. Sides and base are decorated with engine-turned stripe pattern.
Provenance: Alan and Simone Hartman Collection
Estimate 28,000 - 35,000 €
Price Realised 43,200 €
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