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An Exquisite 18th Century German Large Table Snuff Box

An Exquisite 18th Century German Large Table Snuff Box


Gold
Circa, 1765
Length: 8.5cm, 3 3/8in
Width 6.3cm, 2½in
Depth 3.8cm, 1½in
Weight: 160g, 5oz 2dwt

 

The cover featuring a scene of rustic life amongst classical ruins with figures to the foreground, one playing a trumpet, another carrying a young child in arms, two cows to centre, a church like building far right. The decoration on a sable ground, chased gold scroll rim embellished by floral sprays and swags, similar scenes around the sides with animals, and to the base with a mother and child, rococo scroll fluted borders, the sides also with a diaper pattern to the upper rim.

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