68SEHR FEINE SCHNUPFTABAK-DOSE MIT PORTRÄTMINIATUR DES GROSSFÜRSTE Auction: 52
SEHR FEINE SCHNUPFTABAK-DOSE MIT PORTRÄTMINIATUR DES GROSSFÜRSTE
Aventurin, Gold, Diamantrosen
HENRI BRENNER 1776 - circa 1880 (attr.) SEHR FEINE SCHNUPFTABAK-DOSE MIT PORTRÄTMINIATUR DES GROSSFÜRSTEN MICHAEL PAWLOWITSCH A FINE GOLD-MOUNTED AVENTURINE SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE Russian, circa 1818 Oval box. The cover centred by an oval portrait miniature depicting Grand-Duke Michael Pavlovivitch in uniform with red facings and gold epaulettes, decorated with the Imperial Russian Order of Saint-Andrew the First Called. Within a rose-cut diamond border on an oval gold mount chased and engraved in four-colour gold with garlands and flowers. The narrow gold mounts of the box engraved with stylised acanthus. Minor hairline cracking. Marked with later French importations marks (1838-1846). Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia (1798-1849) was a Russian nobleman, the tenth child and fourth son of Paul I of Russia and Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg.