#20217 Late 18th century silver-mounted horn & tortoise snuff box

# 20217 Online Item

US $300.00 Retail Value
US $ 75.00 Opening Bid


Top lid is 3.5 cm x 7.5 cm. Marked on the bottom with a tag from over a decade ago, at last purchase: $260

‚ÄčThis Georgian snuff box is made of horn and tortoise shell, with silver details. It bears three initials on the engraved, silver, inlay escutcheon, and yet the provenance is unknown. Hinged lid still tight. The shell is dry and needs some buffing and oiling, but the piece is otherwise in great shape. Since the taking of snuff is no longer fashionable (thank goodness for that!), we suggest you carry your daily vitamins, meds, or Splenda tablets in this stylish piece of history instead.

Donated by Cassandra Clark

Additional Information

Estimated value: $300
Postage & Handling: $10 domestic / $30 international

No returns allowed.
All proceeds will go towards supporting Chawton House library.

North American Friends of Chawton House

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