$500

Three Genuine Tortoiseshell Boxes

I am selling some of my tortoise shell boxes. This lot is for three and includes: Cigarette case: Hinged lid, solid, excellent condition. This is not a joined piece, meaning that the lid is a single piece, the bottom is a single piece. Hardware is brass. Cigarette case: Hinged lid, filigree, excellent condition. This is not a joined piece, meaning that the lid is a single piece, the bottom is a single piece. Hardware is brass, though the inside of the hinge looks like gold. The lid has been filigree carved with beautiful vines and flowers. The box opens via a push button. Snuff box: round, separate lid, silver or pewter medallion. This is a joined piece. The lid is solid. The bottom is solid. The lip used to capture the lid is a separate sheet. Medallion seems to show a pair of peacocks. Medallion is held on with minute rivets. Each piece is from the early to mid-19th century. They still transmit a lot of light, but could stand a good cleaning and waxing by a qualified restoration house. Contact: GSpelv@aol.com (yeah, some of us still use AOL)
Updated 2-Jan-2012
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