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A JEWELLED TWO-COLOUR GOLD AND ENAMEL ROYAL PRESENTATION SNUFF BOX, CHARLES COLINS & SÖHNE, HANAU, CIRCA 1845

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A JEWELLED TWO-COLOUR GOLD AND ENAMEL ROYAL PRESENTATION SNUFF BOX, CHARLES COLINS & SÖHNE, HANAU, CIRCA 1845

A JEWELLED TWO-COLOUR GOLD AND ENAMEL ROYAL PRESENTATION SNUFF BOX, CHARLES COLINS & SÖHNE, HANAU, CIRCA 1845

Property of a Private European Collector


A JEWELLED TWO-COLOUR GOLD AND ENAMEL ROYAL PRESENTATION SNUFF BOX, CHARLES COLINS & SÖHNE, HANAU, CIRCA 1845


cartouche-shaped, the lid applied with rose diamond-set initials FW on a blue enamel ground, within gold frame and openwork scrolls on blue enamel surrounded by scattered pearls and small flowers formed of diamonds or pearls, the baluster sides and base richly engraved with scrolling floral foliage, the sides further applied with small cartouches of blue enamel centred with gold flowers, rose gold footrim and interior, maker's mark, struck '14' for 14 ct gold, with accompanying handwritten label reading 'Geschenk / seiner Majestät des Königs / Friedrich Wilhelm IV von Preußen / d.dato Sans-souci 21.X.1846 / an den Geh. Reg. Rath an Woyrsch / zu Pilsnitz,

 

9.8cm., 3⅞in. wide


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Restoration to enamel on the sides; small restoration to gold on back left corner (only visible from the inside); would benefit from professional cleaning


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Given by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, to Privy Councillor Karl Wilhelm Remus von Woyrsch (1814-1899) on 21 October 1846 at Sanssouci.

The recipient of this snuff box was Karl Wilhelm Remus von Woyrsch, a German landowner and politician, who came from an old South Bohemian noble family. He was born on 28 October 1814 at Gut Pilsnitz, near Breslau, which today forms part of Lower Silesia. Having studied law, he was married in 1844 to Cäcilie (1825-1903), daughter of Martin Websky, a wholesaler of linen; one of her brothers was Egmont Websky (1827-1905), a textile manufacturer and a representative in the Reichstag from 1871 to 1877 and again from 1887 to 1890.

 

Von Woyrsch sat in the State Council in Breslau between 1850 and 1855 and was sometime a Royal Prussian Privy Councillor as well as a commander of the Order of Saint John. He was elected to the Prussian parliament in 1878, a position he continued to hold until his death on 31 December 1899. He had two sons: Remus von Woyrsch (1847-1920), a Prussian field marshal; and Günther von Woyrsch (1858-1923), a landowner, administrator and politician.