Gold boxes in the Rosalinde & Arthur Gilbert Collection | V It is circular box from the workshop of Lohann Christian Neuber, Germany about 1780 it is gold, decorated with hardstones and micromosaics it is known as a 'bonbonniere' this type of box would have contained sweets to freshen the breath, rather like peppermints.
Snuffbox associated with Frederick the Great of Prussia, about 1775. Bloodstone quartz, gold, diamonds and coloured glass. This snuffbox is made from seventeen panels of bloodstone quartz mounted in gold, set with diamonds, some coloured yellow and others with metal foil behind to reflect the light. The cover is set with a vase in coloured glass, with a bouquet of stylized flowers in emeralds, rubies and diamonds, all within a border of diamonds in gold and sprigs of glass flowers.
Jewelled mother of pearl snuffbox, commissioned by Frederick the Great of Prussia. It was made in Berlin around 1765, possibly by Daniel Baudesson, and is notable for the variety of jewels, hardstones and precious and semi-precious materials used in its construction and decoration.
One of eight green chrysoprase snuffboxes owned by Frederick the Great of Prussia, about 1755 - this one given to his brother Augustus Wilhelm. From V website: "design is probably by Jean Guillaume George Kruger, a London trained designer who moved to Berlin in 1753 and designed a series of snuffboxes in the Prussian royal collection... [These boxes were] set with diamonds, gold & hardstone scrolls, vines and flowers." The diamonds are backed with pink, green & yellow foil to reflect…