French Paper Mache Snuff Box 18th/19th CenturyFrench Paper Mache Snuff Box 18th/19th CenturyFrench Paper Mache Snuff Box 18th/19th CenturyFrench Paper Mache Snuff Box 18th/19th CenturyFrench Paper Mache Snuff Box 18th/19th CenturyFrench Paper Mache Snuff Box 18th/19th Century

A very old black lacquered snuff box with delicate hand painted designs on the face of gold flower and leaves. It has a very artistic sensibility.

There is also a gold band around the lip. The base material is a Papier-mâché, and then lacquered inside and out. The lid opens easily.

MEASUREMENTS

2 5/8” (6.7 cm) diameter x 5/8” (1.6 cm) tall. Weighs .7 oz (19.7 g)

CONDITION

There are light scratches on the surface throughout, and especially on the base. The edge of the base has one large lacquer loss with a couple of smaller losses. There are small lacquer losses around the fittings edges, as well. The inner flange on the base has a chip out with other small chips. There are craze lines on the gold design and on the black lacquer surface.

An old snuff box with a very rich decoration, with age and history.

ITEM ID
A-2642
COLOR
Black, Gold
ORIGIN
France • French
PURPOSE
Boxes
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Bear & Raven

French Paper Mache Snuff Box 18th/19th Century

$175

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