Another Little Box...

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by JBo, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    ...maybe for jewelry?
    Or should I post elsewhere?

    I would love to know anything about this little one... Photos of both front + back, etc...
    693F679E-6F9E-4902-B0A9-E5122C053F26.jpeg D7883EE7-013C-4AF2-BAB9-0F0E8C5AA8A7.jpeg 6958F5B8-85DE-4822-92E5-9A76259967D2.jpeg 2185443A-4D6C-4986-891D-BF3C72A6116D.jpeg 6A13ADBB-D299-4C66-B93B-2AC34DC73A73.jpeg Thanks!
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Dimensions? Material?

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  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    If it's lightweight wood I'd guess Italian.
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Looks like lacquerware in photograph.

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  5. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Shape and construction (but not the decoration) remind me of russian lacquer boxes.
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Yes, it does. Depending on size, could be a cigarette box.

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  7. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    It is 3.5x2x.75”...
    So smaller than a deck of cards...
    Very light weight...
    The decoration is on all of the out-sides...

    Here is a pic of where the shiny outer layer (lacquer?) has chipped/flaked off... D95A7772-A7D0-4850-8D72-1E4BB6DAE487.jpeg
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is lovely, JBo. It could be varnished ('lacquered') papier-mâché.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2020
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  9. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    If so, from where / when?
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  10. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    A little digging, and following all of your excellent ideas — I believe it is a Victorian snuff box, possibly French!
    94B2EA8A-647E-4958-8DEA-E6AB92E014A1.jpeg Thanks everyone!
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