Oval snuff box in brown tortoiseshell, entirely lined with gold. The hinged lid is decorated with a floral medallion in several different gold tones. The gold framework is intricately sculpted, and a small, shell-shaped button serves to open the box. The interior bears the inscription: Mad nev de C to RB.
The snuff box features a secret compartment that contains a miniature representing an erotic scene set indoors.
Most likely English work from the beginning of the 19th century.
Some wear to the interior of the snuff box.
Weight: 4.9 oz (138 g)
Length: 3.5 in (8.8 cm)
Width: 2.6 in (6.7 cm)
Height: 1 in (2.5 cm)