A louis XVI gold-mounted tortoishell snuff-box.
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A louis XVI gold-mounted tortoishell snuff-box.
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Circular box in gold and composite materials. The box features varnish or tortoiseshell powder inlaid with thin bands of gold. The gold mounting is embellished with an interlaced motif frames the box. The lid with retaining hinge is decorated with a foliated thumbpiece.The interior of the box is lined entirely with tortoiseshell. Some lacks and wears.
D: 2,32 in. (5.9 cm) / H: 1.18in. (3 cm).
Weight: 2.82oz (80 g).
18th century gold hallmarks. Owls.
Work from the end of the 18th century. Louis XVI.
REF: 4833
Price: 6500 €


 


A louis XVI gold-mounted tortoishell snuff-box.