Antique snuff box, papier mache

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A fine antique early 19th century European snuff or tobacco box.

Black lacquered papier mache with a fine hand painted and heavily gilded scene of a mother and her infant sat by a crib with a spinning needle in the background.

It is further decorated with leaves and elaborate scrolling arches each containing a watching angel.

Unsigned, early 19th century, c1810's, European origins.

Condition:
Good used condition overall, crazing to the image and some light surface marks and a few scratches, commensurate with age.

Lovely piece for the collector, a very fine example with a beautiful subject scene.

Approx measurements:
3" width
2.25" length
1" height

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