Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, Oct 08, 2017

LOT 193

"MINERVA/ATHENE" SNUFF BOX GOLD AND ENAMEL A fine and rare 20K gold oval shape snuff box. Body and base are decorated with translucent royal blue enamel over engine-turning and two white and blue enamel floral designs. On the hinged lid is a finely painted enamel scene of Minerva/ Athene together with two cupids.

HKD 85,000 - 150,000

CHF 10,500 - 18,600 / USD 11,000 - 19,300

Sold: HKD 106,250

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Brand Unsigned

Year Made circa 1810

Dimensions 8 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm.


Unsigned, hallmark "M.C" on inside case In good condition. Athena was the Greek goddess of the wisdom and war. Athena was syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva. Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy.