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Unique Antique Silver & Objects

FINE QUALITY ANTIQUE GEORGIAN PERIOD NATURAL SHELL BOX w/ LION MICROMOSAIC c1820

1,950.00

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.

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