York Minster Antiques
York Minster Antiques is located in Pontefract, United Kingdom
Early Tortoiseshell Inlaid Snuff Box Pique Work Brass Body Copper Bands Silver Strapping
REF: GR162 / LA362867
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This is a very unusual snuff-box from the 1700s, which is possibly Scottish. It is made mainly from brass with copper banding and engraved silver mounts to the front and rear. The lid is fitted with a tortoiseshell top with pique work. The whole lot is topped off with a silver-mounted semi-precious stone surmounted by a white rose made of Mother of Pearl. The rose appears to be formed from eighth carved thistles. The copper bands are also engraved: in the middle of each band with a face with radiating lines, the ends of the bands all have some other motif. Please see the photographs. The construction is equally unusual with a range of robust joints and fixing methods. The box was built to last.
York Minster Antiques has clarified that the Early Tortoiseshell Inlaid Snuff Box Pique Work Brass Body Copper Bands Silver Strapping (LA362867) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1750
In used antique condition commensurate with its age and normal usage. A slither of Mother of Pearl is missing from the white rose detail on the lid. The inside is stained in line with its usage.
We will send this by insured tracked shipping usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery which will be £8.75. If you are bidding from outside the UK please contact us and we will give you a quote to your part of the world.
This Early Tortoiseshell Inlaid Snuff Box Pique Work Brass Body Copper Bands Silver Strapping is located in Pontefract, United Kingdom