TOBACCO IN GOLD AND ENAMEL 18k 18th century, HANDLEBAR, REMOND & GIDE approx. 1790

18th century
Empire Style, Consulat
From: LV-1011, Riga, Lithuania

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    TOBACCO IN GOLD AND ENAMEL 18k 18th century, HANDLEBAR, REMOND & GIDE c. 1790 Exceptional Swiss snuffbox in 18 karat gold with 18th century enamel, round shape, the scene "The choice of Hercules" is subtly painted on the lid, the boy Hercules is hidden in the trees, observing virtue and vice, while that the poet is waiting to write your decision. Two women embody the opposing destinies that life can offer her: on the left, virtue calls her on the most difficult path leading to glory through adversity, and the second, a woman of worldly pleasures, a more easy, seduces him into vice. & Gide.


    Ref: KN1EEQKCP5

    Style Empire Style, Consulat (Boxes, Cases, Kits of Empire Style, Consulat Style)
    Century 18th century (Boxes, Cases, Kits 18th century)
    Width (cm) 8
    Height (cm) 2.1
    Materials Enamel, Gold
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 1 Business Day
    Location LV-1011, Riga, Lithuania

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