AN ENAMELED GOLD SNUFF BOX, PROBABLY HANAU, CIRCA 1775
rectangular, all sides enameled in chased cartouches with children en grisaille in rose camaieu landscapes, surrounded by translucent lime green enamel over engine-turning, borders of chased ribbons and foliage with draped columns at the angles
marked inside base and cover with imitation French marks, maker not clear, charge mark for 1774-1780, date letter for 1772, the rim with discharge mark for 1768-74 and stamped with number 638
length 3⅛ in.
Inner rim of cover separating above hinge. Slight wear to high spots.
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