19th Century matched pair prisoner of war snuff box

We are proud to offer a rare, matched pair of prisoners of war shoe shaped snuff boxes, with a hidden dice compartment. Finely decorated using mutton bone and wood, the sole section of each example has a hidden compartment containing 2 carved wooden dice. In overall wonderful condition for their age, unusual to find a matched pair of this type.
Size in inches approx.: H 2.75” x W 5” x D 1.25”
Period: 19th Century
Material: Wood and mutton bone
Origin: Italian
Condition: Good

Completely solid in structure and form, a light natural fading of the wood and bone surface, without loss or breaks and in overall amazing condition considering their age. It is exceedingly difficult to photograph all the areas on this piece. Therefore, we strongly suggest reviewing all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose questions where sections / condition is unclear to avoid disappointment when purchasing.


The House of Antiques

POW snuff box

£895 GBP
~ $1,099

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