Here we present a substantial Napoleonic era prisoner of war made snuff box dating to circa 1800. Crafted from Ox bone with a simple carved deign to the sides and ends it also features pique decoration formed from small copper nails or dots. Measuring 3.3/4" wide x 1.5/8" deep x 1" tall (approximately) the shape of this box follows the natural curve of the bone to make this a wonderfully tactile object that is a pleasure to hold. Typical of the objects made by French prisoners of war held in British jails and camps at the end of the eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries this is a fine box that would be an asset to the collector of snuff boxes, the collector of Napoleonic prisoner items and those who love folk art in general.
CONDITION: Excellent. Lid closes tightly without any sideways movement. There is the occasional very minor split as is common with bone objects (mentioned for accuracy only) but none that affect the stability or integrity of this piece. The original contents have, as you would expect, caused some discolouration to the interior. Please see all pictures.
Item ID: RLM186
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