Porcelain Snuff Box Hand Painted German c. The photos below are of the actual product you will receive.
Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens. Description, Details and a Little bit of History. A hand painted German porcelain snuff box made in c18th century with and unidentifiable maker. A detailled floral exterior surronding all sides including the base and a clean interior. An unique shaped porcelain snuff box with fine detaillings of the metal frame.The interior and metallic frame appears to be painted with gold, however, as photographed above, the inside gold lining is worn out. Due to its age, unfortunately there are hailines and cracks as photographed above. Porcelain snuff boxes were most commonly used during the 18-19th century. Germany was one of the most prevalent makers of porcelain snuff boxes at the time.
Unlike trinket boxes and Limoges, snuff boxes were usually hand painted both internally and externally - including the bottom base (such as this one). Additionally, the proportions of snuff boxes tend to be rather shallow in comparison to other types of porcelain boxes due to the designated purpose of storing snuff (powdered tobacco) instead of jewelry such as rings. In some cases, thumb pieces are present and embedded within the metal hinge/frame of the box.
German Porcelain Hand Painted Snuff Box. Size W:40mm L:60mm H:23mm - - Weight: 77 Grams - Condition Damaged Condition - Please bear in mind this item is antique and shows signs of cosmetic wear. There are hairlines and cracks as photographed above.Please examine the photos thoroughly to ensure you are satisfied with the condition of this product. Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screen colorations. The item "Porcelain Snuff Box Hand Painted c. 18th Century German" is in sale since Friday, November 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "dandelion_garden" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile.