c1790 Georgian Horn and Tortoiseshell Snuff Box


An interesting Georgian snuff box made from lacquered horn and tortoiseshell.

The snuffbox is made predominantly of horn with a piece of tortoiseshell veneered over the lid. The rest of the box has been finished with a dark lacquer. The hinge appears to have been fashioned from the main piece of horn, blending seamlessly with lid and box.

The condition is very good, aside from where a small raised section of the tortoiseshell veneer.

Dimensions: 9.5 x 4.5 x 3cm
Weight: 57g