An absolutely unique example to add to your snuff box collection. Due to its small proportions and VERY pretty design; this small, burl wood circular snuff most likely created for a lady. Snuff was highly popular with ladies too!
Dating to the 1800 to 1820 period, this small snuff box is hand carved from burr mulberry which has a wonderful mellow coloring and warm, smooth patina. The lid features a gorgeous gilt circular panel of high relief flowers within a basket, each flower hand enamelled. There is not any glass covering this central panel. To the underside of the lid is a beautiful hand painted portrait of a beloved pet spaniel recumbent on a tasselled cushion. This portrait is very old and we would think original to one of the first owners of this snuff box. The lid pushes on with a good, snug airtight fit.
Size: 2.5" diameter by 0.75"
Condition: Surface crazing to the portrait of the dog. Minor historic age nibbles to the wood seen in images.
A unique and highly decorative early snuff box.
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