A gold and enamel snuff box set with a hardstone cameo

Gold and Enamel Snuff Box with Cameo
Gold and Enamel Snuff Box with Cameo

A gold and enamel snuff box set with a hardstone cameo, Adrien-Jean-Maximilien Vachette, Paris, circa 1807-1813, retailed by Etienne Nitot & fils

of rounded rectangular form, the lid inset with a cut-cornered rectangular multi-layered agate cameo of Bacchus in profile to sinister, vine tendrils in his hair, the ground chased with neo-classical scrollwork, the sides and base engine-turned within flat-cut leaf borders picked out in blue enamel, the corners with urns, the rim engraved: No. 104 / Etienne Nitot & fils, Joaillers & Bijoutiers de LLMM l'Impératrice & le Roi & la Reine de Westphalie à Paris 9.2 cm., 3 5/8 in. long

Sold for 43,750 GBP at Sothebys

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