Description: A Vernis Martin (a type of hard varnish/papier mâché patented in1744 in France by the Martin brothers), snuff
box lined in red tortoiseshell. Over the hard surface there is a
layer of gold before the final varnish. The center has a picture of
a lady being serenaded by a youth. The figures are fashioned in gold
and framed in dots of cut steel.
Martin and tortoiseshell.
Size: 2.25"across. 5.8cm.
worn, clouding on glass.