We are proud to offer this beautiful and rare antique paper mache snuff box with the delightfully naive hand painted portrait of a lady against a green background. She is elegantly dressed, in a wine colored jacket and midnight blue dress with a high ruffled white collar accented with a green velvet bow. Her jaunty hat is wine and yellow with white feathers. A perfect traveling costume for the time. This lovely little snuff box was bought in England and is from the mid 1800s, it measures 3"long by 2" wide and 3/4" tall, the lid is shaped so that it can be opened with a push of the thumb. The condition is excellent for it's age, just that lovely alligator finish that adds so mush to the desirability of this superb little box. Please be sure to click on photo for an enlargement and more pictures, so that you can really enjoy this great item. Thank you for shopping with us and please take a minute or two to check out some of our other treasures and come back to visit often, you are always welcome.