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Snuffbox with portrait of Catherine II (1729–1796), Empress of Russia

Maker: Joseph Étienne Blerzy
(French, active 1750–1806)

Artist: Miniature by Nicolas Soret (Swiss, 1759–1830)
Date: 1774–75, minaiture ca. 1786
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Gold, enamel, diamonds
Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 3 x 2 3/16 in. (3.5 x 7.6 x 5.6cm); Miniature (sight): 1 1/8 × 15/16 in. (2.9 × 3.3 cm)
Classifications: Metalwork-Gold and Platinum, Miniatures
Credit Line: Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number: 48.187.427

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