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Hurdy Gurdy Snuff Box

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A rare 18th century snuff box made in the form of a hurdy gurdy, the brass decorated in an aubergine-coloured lacquer with traces of gilt decoration and applied with gold coloured metal components and embellishments which are finely engraved with flowers and leaves. The box opens onto a gilded interior, the lid with further gilt decoration and a glass covered frame presumably for a lock of hair or portrait miniature. A hole at the opening end tells of the cranked handle now absent.

Northern European (?) Third quarter of the18th century.

2 1/8  in x 1 5/8 in in


Item Code: 5061

£ 1250

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