A wonderful landscape painting and c.1770 - 1800 French snuff box, the mounting and trim rings with a thick plaque of 18k gold (not plate, and adhered to the brass backing - you can see the thin layer plaque at edge). A convex and original cover glass has preserved the painting perfectly. Full measurements noted on photos, it is 3" in diameter.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type - the rare landscape snuff. I'm always searching for them and rarely find them. The box is tortoise shell lined, typical of snuff boxes, and it survives in excellent condition for age. No chips or cracks, no breaks. Very very slightly rough rims, more to be felt with fingertip and seen. A real beauty!
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Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.