King Charles Spaniel dog oval micromosaic snuff box

King Charles Spaniel dog oval micromosaic snuff box
King Charles Spaniel dog oval micromosaic snuff box
King Charles Spaniel dog oval micromosaic snuff box
King Charles Spaniel dog oval micromosaic snuff box
King Charles Spaniel dog oval micromosaic snuff box
King Charles Spaniel dog oval micromosaic snuff box
King Charles Spaniel dog oval micromosaic snuff box
King Charles Spaniel dog oval micromosaic snuff box

King Charles Spaniel dog oval micromosaic snuff box

14,000.00

A continental dark green hard-stone snuff-box with 18 ct tested gold mountings hand chiseled and engraved with scrolls and leaves decoration.

On the hinged cover is set an oval micro-mosaic depicting a recumbent King Charles spaniel dog facing right in an italianate landscape.

First half of the 19th century, 1830/40 ca ; Italy, Rome for the micro-mosaic ; the snuff box possibly German or Swiss.

Attributable to the mosaicist cavalier Luigi Moglia (Rome c. 1813-1878) a pupil of Michelangelo Barberi.

Dimension cm 5,3 X 6,2 X 2,5

Excellent condition commensurate with age.

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