Since the incised mark inside the lid of this little box is impossible to read, I can’t determine its age, but it has definitely seen some use. The use hasn’t detracted from the wonderful colors in the enamel – there are two shades of blue, yellow, two shades of green, rusty red, and turquoise all offset by the fine brass wires. The snuff box is 1 7/8” to the top of the brass finial on the lid and is 1 5/8” in diameter. The enamel still retains its shine, as evidence in the reflections in the photos. It’s really charming! The rim around the lid shows a couple of places where it is slightly bent. Also, the rim, which is most assuredly brass, looks like gilding has been applied to it, since it has less of a polished brass look and more of a warm gold sheen. Kind of curious, but interesting. Otherwise, the piece is in excellent condition with expected aging.
This would be a wonderful addition to your snuff, trinket or patch box collection. Please contact us if you have any questions. Please look at the photos closely, they are part of the description of the item. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.
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