A gold and enamel snuff box with timepiece, probably Hanau, retailed by Pierre Theremin, St Petersburg, circa 1820

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Rectangular with canted corners, the hinged lid centred with a white enamel oval timepiece inscribed 'Theremin', flanked by painted enamel figures of Terpsichore and Erato, the surfaces enamelled in opaque powder blue within paillon borders, the base with sliding compartment containing four gaming counters, illegible marks, the rim numbered 3275

width 7.7cm, 3in.