Snuff Box Dog Portrait Burr Wood


  • £499
  • €575 Euro
  • $645 US Dollar

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Snuff Box Dog Portrait Burr Wood

An absolutely unique example to add to your snuff box collection. Due to its small proportions and VERY pretty design; this small, burl wood circular snuff most likely created for a lady. Snuff was highly popular with ladies too!

Dating to the 1800 to 1820 period, this small snuff box is hand carved from burr mulberry which has a wonderful mellow coloring and warm, smooth patina. The lid features a gorgeous gilt circular panel of high relief flowers within a basket, each flower hand enamelled. There is not any glass covering this central panel. To the underside of the lid is a beautiful hand painted portrait of a beloved pet spaniel recumbent on a tasselled cushion. This portrait is very old and we would think original to one of the first owners of this snuff box. The lid pushes on with a good, snug airtight fit.

Size: Diameter 2.5" (6.5 cm) by 0.75" (2.5) high.

Condition: Surface crazing to the portrait of the dog. Minor historic age nibbles to the wood seen in images.

A unique and highly decorative early snuff box.

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  • H: 2.5cm (0.98in)
  • W: 6.5cm (2.56in)
  • D: 6.5cm (2.56in)



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