This is a lot of the last auction!
Hanau, Germany, 94 x 64 x 16 mm, 125 g, circa 1840
An exquisite gold and enamel snuff box "A lazy summer afternoon"
Case: 18K gold, rectangular case with canted corners; lid and base are decorated with rectangular, polychrome enamel paintings framed by arched segments that are embellished with acanthus and anthemion Sablé ground; engraved gold oak on opaque cobalt blue ground. The hinged cover is painted with the exquisite miniature of a mischievous boy and his dog hiding in a mountain cavern; a shovel lies on the ground near the boy. A farmworker is visible in the distance. The back is decorated with a monochrome enamel plaque with summer flowers and corn-ears; the canted corners are engraved with anthemion on a Sablé ground.
Case: very good, slightly chipped