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Antique French Snuff Box or Bonboniere with Portrait Miniature, 12K Gold Mount
Antique French Snuff Box or Bonboniere with Portrait Miniature, 12K Gold Mount
Antique French Snuff Box or Bonboniere with Portrait Miniature, 12K Gold Mount
Antique French Snuff Box or Bonboniere with Portrait Miniature, 12K Gold Mount
Antique French Snuff Box or Bonboniere with Portrait Miniature, 12K Gold Mount
Antique French Snuff Box or Bonboniere with Portrait Miniature, 12K Gold Mount
Antique French Snuff Box or Bonboniere with Portrait Miniature, 12K Gold Mount
Antique French Snuff Box or Bonboniere with Portrait Miniature, 12K Gold Mount

Antique French Snuff Box or Bonboniere with Portrait Miniature, 12K Gold Mount

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Superb early 1800s French snuff box or bonbon box with a generously wide mount of 12k gold (tested) and a superb portrait miniature set under the original slightly convex cover glass. The miniature seems to me to be a rather unique one, almost a drawing that has been also painted in primarily grisaille, but with slight skin tone. Beautifully done, I do not see a signature. Gentleman's dress is that of a much earlier time, so this might be one done of a full-sized earlier painting, either for souvenir of family, or an heirloom piece. I want to call the man a Viceroy, but of course we have no identity. Such eyes! Very good to excellent for age and type.

Very nice condition, it has only a couple of very tiny bug bites and a little surface abrasion to the gold band to show for it's very advanced age. Original cover glass in place, no damage and it is slightly convex, as expected. A superb piece! The box is 2 3/8" diameter and 7/8" high when closed.