Royal Snuffbox

Germany | ca. 1860 | Gold, silver and diamonds | Carl Weishaupt (maker)


The overall material of this snuffbox is gold, with the symbol of the crown - "M" - spelled out using diamonds. Each of the four corners of the letter "M" is inlaid with one diamond, and is decorated with acanthus pattern. The edge of the lid is embellished with rose-cut diamonds.

Carl Weishaupt, who was awarded the title of Bavarian court jeweler and master goldsmith, is known for his exquisite and precious gold snuffboxes. These snuffboxes were often engraved with floral or landscape motifs, and decorated with precious stones and enamel. This object once belonged to European royalty.

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