Circa 1800, St. Petersburg
Stamped for Peter Theremin, further stamped for assayer Aleksandr Ilbich Yashinov
The rounded rectangular box topped with a panel depicting an allegory of Peace bringing back Abundance within a gold paillon border, further decorated to the sides and bottom in light blue enamel accented with dark blue guilloche enamel
.5" H x 3.375" W x 2.375" D
Provenance: Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA.
Literature: A similar box illustrated: von Solodkoff, Aleksander. Russian Gold and Silverwork 17th-19th Century. Rizolli, 1981, page 153, illustration 200
Notes: The scene is a mirror image copy of "La Paix ramenant l'Abondance" painted 1780 by eventual French court painter Elizabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun as her entry piece to the Academie Royal.