"IGR&C" (Jean-Georges Rémond & Compagnie à Genève), 94 x 65 x 14 mm, 124 g, circa 1810
An important Swiss gold-enamel snuff box "Venus presenting the arms of Vulcain to Aeneas"
Case: 18K gold, case maker's punch mark "IGR&C" (Jean-Georges Rémond & Compagnie à Genève).
Rectangular form with cut corners, the surfaces engine-turned in a pattern of anthemia, linked ovals and shells and enamelled in translucent blue and black, the cover mounted with an octagonal enamel miniature of Venus presenting the arms of Vulcain to Aeneas, the slanted corners chased with anthemia, decorated with white and black enamel, engraved gold borders of ribbon-bound laurel, leaf tips and meander pattern.
Provenance: Alan and Simone Hartman Collection
Case: very good