Chaffinch and mouse micromosaic box

Bird defending its nest from a mouse micromosaic box
Bird defending its nest from a mouse micromosaic box
Bird defending its nest from a mouse micromosaic box
Bird defending its nest from a mouse micromosaic box
giacomo raffaelli micromosaic chaffinch mouse
chaffinch bird mouse micromosaic
Bird defending its nest from a mouse micromosaic box
Bird defending its nest from a mouse micromosaic box
Bird defending its nest from a mouse micromosaic box
Bird defending its nest from a mouse micromosaic box
giacomo raffaelli micromosaic chaffinch mouse
chaffinch bird mouse micromosaic

Chaffinch and mouse micromosaic box

22,000.00

A 18th century continental faux tortoishell circular snuff box with yellow metal mounts, basket weave mould body, with hinged lid inset with a roman micromosaic roundel depicting a bird, a chaffinch on a tree branch protecting an egg filled nest from a mouse.

Attributable to the master mosaicist Giacomo Raffaelli (1753-1836).

For a same subject micromosaic see the link : http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/pelham-public-private-l16322/lot.142.html

Attached underneath the lid bears a label: "This box was given to Ms A. B. Lewis August 1910 as a keepsake from Miss Lathe of Dover who died in her 106 year April 1923, it was given to her on her 17th Birthday. So this box is nearly 100 years old. A. B. Lewis April 1924"

Dimension cm 7,5 the box - cm 6,5 ca the micromosaic

Perfect condition commensurate with age

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