A musical amboyna and tortoiseshell snuff box,  Swiss, circa 1830,
Lot 145
A musical amboyna and tortoiseshell snuff box, Swiss, circa 1830,
Sold for £1,020 (US$ 1,728) inc. premium
Lot Details
A musical amboyna and tortoiseshell snuff box,
Swiss, circa 1830,
the 5.5cm cylinder playing two airs on sectional comb with teeth grouped in twos, in amboyna case with tortoiseshell trimming,
9 by 5.5 by 3cm

Footnotes

  • The construction of this snuff box is similar in excellent craftsmanship to those made at Mauchline in Ayrshire. The lid is attached by an integral hinge hand-carved and fitted partly to the lid and partly to the box rim. These well fitting joints never work loose and ensured a tight fit through which snuff could not permeate
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