Very Large Size German Gold-Mounted Hardstone Table Snuff Box

Circa 1840,

Berlin/Dresden Oval Box of smokey grey agate, the cover and sides overlaid with cast gold cagework, boldly chased with classical figures depicting on the cover the Triumph of Venus, her triumphal chariot drawn by two doves, the sides with military trophies and scrolling foliage within classical vases, with applied "rocaille" thumbpiece. Dimensions: 4 3/4 inches wide Weight: 403.1 grams