Of love and mourning, this c.1750-1800 patch box shows a young woman mourning her lost love, love bird pair to left telling us part of the story. A large tomb with marble bust of a handsome young man, around which she wraps herself and a garland of roses. A treasured moments, the box remains in very nice condition for age. Full measurements noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type, you can see that there is an age/shrinkage hairline on side of the lid, but otherwise no breaks or chips or cracks to disclose. The convex original cover glass is perfectly preserved and had protected the painting on ivory wafer perfectly. An unusual full landscape, her face is less than 1/4". Quite remarkable tiny painting.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
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.
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