A rare blonde tortoiseshell snuff box in the form a ship.
Neapolitan, late 18th century.
Measures 8.9 x 3.8 x 3.2cm.
The miniature frigate is extensively decorated with gold pique in the form of stars and dots, the mounts are gold and the stern is in the form of a heart.
The snuff box is in fine condition, with little damage or losses, however there is a slim vertical crack to each side of the heart on the stern of the ship.
For a similar example see ‘Eighteenth century gold boxes of Europe’ by A. Kenneth Snowman; page 408, plate 897.
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