FINE QUALITY ANTIQUE GEORGIAN PERIOD NATURAL SHELL BOX w/ LION MICROMOSAIC c1820
An antique natural shell snuff / trinket box, with gold fittings and set with a finely hand crafted micromosaic to the hinged lid, depicting a lion with an aventurine glass surround.
Fine quality & extremely collectible!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Some surface abrasions & scratches to shell commensurate with age and use. Hinge & closure perfect. Negligible tesserae loss - see pictures.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1820. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Lid 73 x 63 mm, 25 mm tall (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 74.9 grams.