Georgian 18th Century English tortoise shell and horn snuff box

(this item can only be shipped to the EU per CITES regulations)

A rare and beautiful 18th century tortoise shell and horn snuff box. There is no ornamentation on this and the shape is slim and very elegant. The horn has been shaped and formed into a rectangular shape with even horn hinges. The lid is also horn with inlay of a rectangular piece of real tortoise shell. There is a lip to open the box. The box closes and opens well. The horn has nice lighter lines and striations.

There are no marks or labels.

Measures 4" long x 1 ¾" wide x 1 1/8" tall

Condition The condition is excellent for the age. There are small damages. The base of the ends is not as shiny but that may be due to manufacture. The small damages are probably flaws in the horn. Nothing detracts from the overall beauty.

An old rare beautiful organic box made by hand. The difficulty of the manufacture is amazing.

Item ID: A-403

Georgian 18th Century English tortoise shell and horn snuff box

Georgian 18th Century English tortoise shell and horn snuff box
Georgian 18th Century English tortoise shell and horn snuff box
Georgian 18th Century English tortoise shell and horn snuff box
Georgian 18th Century English tortoise shell and horn snuff box
Georgian 18th Century English tortoise shell and horn snuff box
Georgian 18th Century English tortoise shell and horn snuff box
Georgian 18th Century English tortoise shell and horn snuff box
Georgian 18th Century English tortoise shell and horn snuff box

(this item can only be shipped to the EU per CITES regulations)

A rare and beautiful 18th century tortoise shell and horn snuff box. There is no ornamentation on this and the shape is slim and very elegant. The horn has been shaped and formed into a rectangular shape with even horn hinges. The lid is also horn with inlay of a rectangular piece of real tortoise shell. There is a lip to open the box. The box closes and opens well. The horn has nice lighter lines and striations.

There are no marks or labels.

Measures 4" long x 1 ¾" wide x 1 1/8" tall

Condition The condition is excellent for the age. There are small damages. The base of the ends is not as shiny but that may be due to manufacture. The small damages are probably flaws in the horn. Nothing detracts from the overall beauty.

An old rare beautiful organic box made by hand. The difficulty of the manufacture is amazing.

Item ID: A-403

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