Presumably Hanau, 92 x 61 x 18 mm, 128 g, circa 1800
A rare, exquisite gold enamel snuff box
Case: 18K gold, maker's mark illegible, assay mark.
Rectangular box with slanted corners. Hinged lid with square enamel miniature in a gold frame: lion with two putti with laurel wreath and palm leaf. The rim of the lid and the base are decorated with gold vases and flowers on an opaque blue and green ground. The sides and the centre of the base are decorated with turquoise blue and gold geometric pattern of Champlevé enamelling, the slanted edges show floral gold ornaments.
Case: very good, slightly chipped