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GERMAN VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

Hanau, circa 1770, later struck with two French post-1893 import marks for gold
Width:3¼ in. (81 mm.)
Weight: 6.7 oz. (208 g.)

 

Description

A rectangular box, the cover, sides and base finely chased in four-colour gold on a sunburst ground, the cover depicting a scene of a boy and his spaniel surprising two lovers in a hay field, the base with a harvester discovering a lady and her dog sleeping, the front panel with another sleeping lady holding the lead of her impatient dog, the three other side panels with birds foraging amongst foliage, all within fluted c-scroll borders

GERMAN VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX Reference: 22489.2