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Chinese export tortoiseshell portrait snuff box, 18th Century.


Chinese export tortoiseshell snuff box, c. 1780. The lid of the box, containing a finely painted study of a girl wearing 18th Century dress, and holding a bird in a cage. This is painted in famille rose style, with the girl seated beneath a drape, and before an urn in a window.
Housed beneath an original bevelled glass plate.
The oval snuff box having a silver hinge.

Width – 9 cm, 3 1/2”.

Depth – 7 cm, 2 3/4”.

Height – 2 cm, 3/4”.

Condition – Some wear to the flesh tones.