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Snuff box

Dark tortoise shell, round. Portrait of a woman painted on ivory set in covered with narrow gold mount. Woman wears white muslin dress, high in neck, pink cravat, and flower on bosom.

Provenance

1887, MFA, Gift of W. Appleton (Nathan)

Credit Line

Gift of Nathan Appleton

English?,

Object Place

England (?)

Accession Number

87.17a-b

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell, enamel (?) painted on ivory, gold mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Boxes