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Antique French c.1830-50s Pique Tortoise Shell Snuff or Powder, Patch Box, Shell & Tortoiseshell
Antique French c.1830-50s Pique Tortoise Shell Snuff or Powder, Patch Box, Shell & Tortoiseshell
Antique French c.1830-50s Pique Tortoise Shell Snuff or Powder, Patch Box, Shell & Tortoiseshell
Antique French c.1830-50s Pique Tortoise Shell Snuff or Powder, Patch Box, Shell & Tortoiseshell
Antique French c.1830-50s Pique Tortoise Shell Snuff or Powder, Patch Box, Shell & Tortoiseshell
Antique French c.1830-50s Pique Tortoise Shell Snuff or Powder, Patch Box, Shell & Tortoiseshell
Antique French c.1830-50s Pique Tortoise Shell Snuff or Powder, Patch Box, Shell & Tortoiseshell

Antique French c.1830-50s Pique Tortoise Shell Snuff or Powder, Patch Box, Shell & Tortoiseshell

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A most elegantly inlaid pique-work round snuff box, this. Inlays in a variety of colors of metal and enhanced by mother of pearl and abalone to shimmer and give color to the artistry thereon. The domed or convex top of the box is a pristine beauty! Not a nip or nick or hairline or loss. The bottom of the old table snuff box is also just gorgeous, but it has a single flaw to note, which is a bit of that thin lip having been broken away - about 1.25" long, it will not show when box is closed for display, nor does it hinder the closure or tight even fit. No warping or other flaw to note - a real work of art, elegant old chocolate and cognac natural shell!

Very good condition, as noted above, a rim liip flaw you won't even notice in the display of this stunning box. A little very fine roughness to rim, visible in our images. In display, a stunning thing!

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. We do hold a valid USFWS license, as well, for import/export, but additional time is required for export, and we are not exporting at this time.