I have found no silver marks on this elegant old thing, and I've really never found another like it. It looks French or perhaps even Russian, but marks would be on the sterling silver. Maker remains a mystery, but it is a nice sized (nearly 3.5") oval table snuff and it is in beautiful condition. The enamel work is airy and light, almost has a look of plique du jour enamel. A little shell on the closure and a French feel. Measurements in full are noted on our photos.
Very good to excellent condition, no cracks, no chips, no bug bites. The silver and enamel work is exquisite, and totals 5 individual plaques in all. Photos from all angles of view. Look it over. Gorgeous, isn't it?
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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