Large antique Victorian era papier mâché 4 3/8" diameter table snuff box, a lovely casket with Vernis Martin style painted exterior and hand painted eglomise (reverse painted glass) figural scene! The miniature painting shows a country house on what appears to be the bank of a river, a few figures standing and enjoying the view surely. Hand painted on the back side of the glass panel, mounted in the bronze or brass frame and set into the snuff box lid. A lovely decorative piece.
Very good condition, age & materials considered. Some wear to the painted finish and there is a small chip on the edge of the lid with a few other smaller nips. Some loss or bubbling visible to the paint around the edges of the glass panel but not really any loss. See pictures for all measurements.