Stunning Rare Charles Ii Solid Silver Faux Tortoiseshell & Mop Oval Snuff Box
BEAUTIFUL EXTREMELY RARE FINE QUALITY CHARLES II SOLID SILVER MOUNTED faux TORTOISESHELL & MOTHER of PEARL PICTORIAL DANCING COUPLE OVAL SNUFF BOX. This is a very fine quality Beautiful Extremely Rare Charles II 17th century Solid Silver Mounted & Mother of pearl Pictorial Dancing Couple & faux TORTOISESHELL Oval Shape Snuff Box, i would estimate this rare snuff box dates to circa 1670 making it nearly 350 years old, the quality is stunning and the decoration is breath taking, the oval shape top has been crafted in a wonderful faux TORTOISESHELL with a a very rare mother of pearl pictorial decoration to the centre of the most wonderful 17th century lady and gentleman dancing the Baroque dance , with another gentleman sitting watchin, who has the most elegant long curly wig upon his head, its stunning , this is then framed beautifully with solid silver open pierced work decoration of scrolls , flowers, foliage this also has the most wonderful mother of pearl panels around the outside of the pictorial scene to the centre, its an absolute beauty, the solid silver hinge is a stand away and is typical of this period 17th century with its open scroll work, this has been pinned onto the top and bottom, now on opening this rare box you will see the the hinge works very well, the body of this rare snuff box has solid silver sides and a faux TOROISESHELL base, the colours of the faux Tortoiseshell dance with deep rich browns and oranges, its stunning, i have tried to show this in the photos when the light catches it, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a very wealthy 17th Century Gentleman and sat proudly on the table top ready to be used, this was many many years ago when times were so very different, if this snuff box could talk i can just imagine what fascinating stories it could tell, this snuff box is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. Please study the photos as this is an extremely rare Charles II snuff box, this isnt hallmarked, it has been tested and is solid silver, and the silver hinge has also been tested and is solid silver, its so extremely rare. The item "STUNNING RARE CHARLES II SOLID SILVER faux TORTOISESHELL & MOP OVAL SNUFF BOX" is in sale since Wednesday, June 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product: Boxes
- Style: Georgian
- Age: Pre-1800
- Pattern: 18th century