Very old "Vernis Martin" snuffbox, France between 1730-1750, paper mache underlaid with silver volie, painted and lacquered. The lid motif is held in the Rococo style and shows a scenic ambience. Despite the age-related darkening, cracking of the lacquer and small lacquer flaking, the snuffbox is in a very nice condition. No major material flaking. A very nice testimony to earlier snuffboxes made of paper mache. Deko not for sale!
Height: 26 mm
Diameter: 68 mm