A stunning little museum piece, later 1700s hand carved Dieppe ivory patch or snuff box. Not completely perfect, but displays beautifully. It's a bit of folly to show these small items in such greatly enlarged photos since it coarsens the carvings which are, in fact, very delicate. These floral and fruit themed bits are personal favorites of mine and from my own life-long collections, being disbursed now. It's petit, likely was a patch box rather than a snuff box, though for a lady, a small 'pinch' may well have been of use. Full measurements and all views for full review.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. There is one rim chip that is visible when closed from one angle (see images). Some other age lines which don't really show in display. Found in France decades ago.
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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