Georgian Snuff Box Cowrie Shell Silver Mounted Circa 1790's
A very tactile antique snuff box from the last quarter of the 18th century. Having engraved white metal mounts, with 7 section perfect working hinge and engraved end terminals. This ancient and decorative shell feels wonderful to the touch with its vast age and signs of usage giving a warm smoothness.
Size: 4" (10 cm) by 2.25" (5.5 cm) tall by 2.5" (6.5 cm)
Condition: The mounts are unmarked as was common at this time. The shell has received a very old repair to the underside ( perfectly stable). There is a small white metal inset circle to the lid of the shell. There is a very small hairline to the shell base approx 3/8" long.
Of gorgeous coloring and having a gorgeous patina..this a lovely item.
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