I've had this one for decades and never listed it. I've thought of changing my name so B J would work. It's just so elegant, pretty, and large as these little vanity or snuff boxes go. Displays beautifully, yet has an old early restoration there above the hinge (noted on photos with an x for your evaluation). Pushbutton opener works great and hinge does, as well. I must say, though, this is one I used to display and not use. I would hate to pressure that restoration. That said, it's a fabulous old box. Full measurements noted on photos.
Very good condition for age and type. As noted above, an old restoration above the hinge in back. Otherwise, not a single flaw. No warp, smooth opening and closure. Beautiful tone to the old ivory. Such elegantly carved recessed monogram!
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