Late eighteenth century mother of pearl snuff box

£395.00

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Late eighteenth century mother of pearl snuff box.

   This fine, slender mother of pearl snuff box was made in around 1780. Although the country of origin is uncertain, it is most likely to be France. It is composed of two pieces of mother of pearl held with unmarked metal mounts (tested positive). The hinged top has engraved decoration with floral swags and a blank, central shield shaped cartouche. It has survived in excellent condition.

    This delightful eighteenth century snuff box stands 1cm high. It is 6.5cm wide and 4.5cm deep. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, showing wear appropriate to its age and substance. It has no damage and no restoration.