Antique Mother of Pearl & Gilt Snuff Box-Late 18th Century

Late 18th. Century Mother of Pearl and gilt snuff box. Cut panels of luminous pearl surround the box and are framed with gilt trim in a shell and scroll pattern. The lid is lightly engraved and carved in a floral motif.

The box was acquired in England; however, it could be of French origin. The French did make snuff boxes in a wide variety of materials; tortoiseshell, mother of pearl, horn, wood, papier-mache, and stone.

Circa 1795

Condition; good antique condition, the shell has a pinpoint hole, 2 small chips and a hairline crack. The gilt over a base metal has wear as expected for the age of the piece.

Measurements; 2" in diameter X 1 ΒΌ" high

Item ID: 2090060

$350 USD

Add to Wish List

Only 1 available, and 5 other shoppers are interested. Don't miss out!

43 Chesapeake Court Antiques

Deborah Hartsook, Aiken, SC   

Top Quality English & French antiques, antique silver, antique equestrian items

Member since 2006

Happy Thanksgiving! Holiday Sale Starts Tomorrow!

We are currently unavailable until Saturday, November 29. We will respond to emails during our absence. Purchase orders are welcome and will automatically reserve the item for you. Thank you for your patience.

Shipping/Handling:$10.00 USD

Price for shipping to USA change location

Estimate shipping to a different location: