The Frederick the Great Snuff Box, Ivory, Tortoiseshell, Mother-of-Pearl, c.1750

$9,500.00 AUD

A Frederick the Great snuff box, of circular ivory form, the interior lined in tortoiseshell, the front with disk of mother-of-pearl inset into a gold framed glass inset, protecting a superbly detailed miniature portrait of a young Frederick inmilitary uniform astride a rearing horse, a dispatch in his outstretched hand, the whole with added details in molten gold drops and super-fine gold wire, including the bullion work on his costume, saddlecloth, and bridle, also in a large ‘Order of the Black Eagle’ on his chest with a small diamond as the center, a further diamond in the horses’ elaborately ribbon- tied tail.

Probably French, circa 1750

 

Condition

minor flaws to tortoiseshell & ivory

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