Italian, Turin, 88 x 60 x 21 mm, 178 g, circa 1829
An exquisite and heavy gold enamel snuff box
Case: gold, hallmark of "Crowned Cross of Saints Maurizio e Lazzaro".
Polished rectangular gold box with rounded corners, cover panel and border decorated with flower-sprays and cornucopias in colourful champlevé enamel, central oval polished gold reserve in a fine opaque white frame. Base with engine-turned pattern in a border of floral enamelling identical to that on the lid. Striped engine-turned sides with enamel flower on the corners.
Case: very good