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rare beautiful georgian 9ct gold mounted faux tortoise shell pocket snuff boxc1800
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SA575586

RARE BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN 9ct GOLD MOUNTED Faux TORTOISE SHELL POCKET SNUFF BOX c1800

Price

£395 | $526 USD | €448 EUR
Item Number: SA575586
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: in stock
Seller: fineantiques (on Sellingantiques since 11 July 2018)

Description


This is a Rare Beautiful Georgian 9ct Gold Mounted Faux Tortoise Shell Pocket Snuff Box, this i believe to have been crafted c1800 making it around 218 years old, I have never seen a Tortoise Shell Snuff like this before with so much 9ct Gold Inlay Work, the Lid has the most Amazing 9ct Gold Hinge and Rectangle 9ct Gold Cartouche with a Gold Framing inscribed D.D, and the Box has lovely rounded Edges giving it a quality feel to the Snuff Box, also the long Thumb Piece is 9ct Gold with Gold Edging on both sides going all around the Box, the Lid opens with a Smooth Quality Action because the Hinge is also 9ct Gold and it opens and closes nice and securely, when opened it reveals the Faux Tortoise Shell to the inside for the Snuff that would have been used, you can see the Quality of this Box with the Gold Frame edging fitted to the Tortoise Shell and the Beautiful Colour of the Faux Tortoise Shell all around, this would have been owned by a Wealthy Person in the Georgian Period,  ...show more description

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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.

Dimensions

Height = 8.8 cm (4")
Width = 5 cm (2")
Depth = 1.9 cm (1")

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