Lot No. 205* (99th Auction)
Crowned "M&P" with heart, Hanau, 69 x 53 x 28 mm, 103 g, circa 1785

An exquisite German gold enamel snuff box, studded with diamonds "Venus and Cupid at the Altar of Love" - with morocco case
Case: gold and polychrome enamel, diamonds, master's mark crowned "M&P" with heart, two later post-1838 French restricted warranty marks for gold.

Oval box with all-over translucent cobalt blue enamel on engine-turned ground with gold taille d'epargne stars, framed by a gold sablé border with opalescent enamel beads, small diamonds and translucent green enamel leaves. The sides are decorated with opaque white and translucent green and orange-coloured enamel pilasters. The cover has an oval enamel medallion in a frame of diamonds: miniature painting of Venus and Cupid dancing at the altar of love with a wreath of flowers in their hands, against an iridescent rose-coloured background with engine-turned pattern.
Estimate  18,000 - 25,000 €

Price Realised  26,900 €
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