Another charming late 1700s to early 1800s Georgian or Napoleonic era snuff box, trimmed in 18K gold that has been tested but does not bear any markings I can find. Were it French, as I suspect it is, it should have tiny tiny poincon or control marks, but without them, I can't confirm country of origin on it. Era, we're sure of from form and type, evidence of advanced age. This one is not perfect, as you can see on our images, but what you see is a fabulous piece for your snuff or shell collection.
Good to very good condition, age considered. Photos tell all. There is one side of box bottom that shows a very old break and excellent old restoration. It is secure, but counts as a blemish. Otherwise, a superb and charming old snuff!
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.
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