Thursday, 26 February 2009

Boxing clever

George III silver mounted cowrie shell snuff mull.
The plain lid with integral hinge, 6 x 4cm, London 1814.

A French tortoiseshell and specimen stone oblong snuff box.
The central oval aggregate and banded agate and lapis lazuli spandrel roundels in chased laurel mounts, 8.5cm wide, circa 1820.

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1 comment:

Easy and Elegant Life said...

I just got to play with a 19th cent. French tortoiseshell snuff box. Even the hinge was carved from the stuff. It was a delight to hold. The cowrie shell is a marvel. I can't imagine what it would do to the line of my suit, though.