N/A - Symbols of love and friendship micromosaic snuff box

roman micromosaic, allegory of love, snuff box
roman micromosaic, allegory of love, snuff box
roman micromosaic, allegory of love, snuff box
roman micromosaic, allegory of love, snuff box
roman micromosaic, allegory of love, snuff box
roman micromosaic, allegory of love, snuff box
roman micromosaic, allegory of love, snuff box
roman micromosaic, allegory of love, snuff box
sold out

N/A - Symbols of love and friendship micromosaic snuff box

0.00

A late 18th early 19th century, circa 1790-1810, continental tortoiseshell circular snuff box with yellow metal mounts, the lid inset with a roman micromosaic roundel depicting symbols and allegories of love and friendship typical of the romantic period. The dog on a leash, symbol of fidelity; the altar symbol of sacrifice; the crossed hands, symbol of friendship; the snake biting its tail or Ouroboros, the symbol of eternity and unity; the two doves, symbols of Venus and therefore love.

Dimension cm 7,5 x 2 the box - cm 6 the micromosaic

Excellent condition, commensurate with age.

Add To Cart