A Russian Gold and Enamel Snuff Box with Agate Cameo

A Russian Gold and Enamel Snuff Box with Agate Cameo

Gold, enamel set with a central cameo
St. Petersburg, 1825
35⁄8 in. (9.2 cm.), long
 

Rectangular, chased throughout with stylized scrolling foliage and roundels against a matte ground, the cover bordered with blue enamel and set with an agate cameo depicting a beautiful mythological scene with Bacchus and Cupid, marked on interior base with maker's mark, city mark, and assay mark.
 

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