Small late 19th Century lacquer snuff box with faux tortoise shell finished lid

A very nice round edged lidded lacquer snuff box with metal hinge and a lid with a striking hand-painted simulation of very nicely spotted tortoise shell. The inside and outside of the box has black lacquer over a wood base.

There are no markings or labels.

MEASUREMENTS: 3 ½" long x 2"wide x ¾" tall

CONDITION: The condition is very good for the age. There is a fine crazing on the faux tortoise shell finish on the lid. There is a small loss on the edge where opened. There are a few scratches on the base, small imperfections and the inside has crazing that add character and do not detract from its overall appeal.

A wonderful small piece of history. It is a very attractive small work of art that displays well.

Item ID: A-405

$130 USD

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