"The Roman Forum" micromosaic Georgian snuff box

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"The Roman Forum" micromosaic Georgian snuff box

20,000.00

A Georgian rectangular snuff box in faux tortoiseshell composition with an exquisite finely chiseled gold thumb piece and mounting.

The interior of the box is entirely gold lined .

The hinged lid is decorated with a rectangular micromosaic featuring a view of the Roman Forum within an ornate gold frame.

The quality and shape of the tesserae (small tiles) of this micromosaic allow its date to be set to the late 18th century (1780-1790's).

Size of the box cm 8 x 6 x 2.8h - the micromosaic cm 4 x 7.8

Perfect condition commensurate with age.

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