A fine snuff box in dark tortoiseshell, the light showing through
when held up. Its concave form makes it a delight to hold. There is
a raised pattern formed by pressing. See Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, and Society, 1700--1880
Antigone Clarke & Joseph O'Kelly, ISBN: 0764316885 109. Within the shapes
defined by the raised lines there is symmetrically arranged fine
gold piqué work in the neoclassical tradition. There is a
central gold oval with finely engraved initials. (JJ?).
Size: 2.7"x 1.3". 6.7x 3.5 cm.
crack on the bottom. Tiny, appr. 2ml (only seen in very close
inspection) loss on front left top inside inner