Swiss, 89 x 62 x 19 mm, circa 1830
A very fine, diamond-studded enamel and four-colour gold snuff box
Case: gold "à quatre couleurs", enamel miniature by a member of Jean-Louis Richter’s circle.
Rectangular box with rounded corners, hinged lid with rectangular enamel miniature with exquisite painting: rural alpine scene in the style of Jean-Louis Richter: A herd of cows and goats and a woman with a donkey, geese and chicken, a farmhouse in the background; in a narrow gold frame with blue enamel and diamond border. Rim of the lid with engraved stylized flowers on a sablé ground, three-colour gold flowers in the corners. Sides and bottom with engine-turned geometric pattern. The rounded edges and the border around the base are decorated applied chased flowers and leafs in four-colour gold on a matted ground.
Case: very good, a dent, slightly chipped