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.
Case: very good, small restaurations