Antique memorial snuff box.
Pique - shell and horn inlaid with silver and gold.
Made 19th century.
Measures just over 2 1/4 inches in diameter.
1 1/8 inches high.
Round box, made largely of shell, with a band of horn near the top of the side.
The top is set with a handpainted memorial scene - a church / castle with trees in the background, a memorial or gravestone leaning over under the tallest tree.
Unusually, there is a goat with a herder in the forefront.
The memorial plaque is set in a raised silver frame with herringbone pattern.
Surrounding the central plaque is a ring of urns and swags intersperced with star-shaped flowers.
All inlaid in gold and silver with engraved highlights.
THe urns echo the memorial theme.
Very good condition.
No losses to the pique.
NO registration required!
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