Tivoli micromosaic and hidden lacherous miniature, gold and faux tortoiseshell snuff box

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Tivoli micromosaic and hidden lacherous miniature, gold and faux tortoiseshell snuff box

25,000.00

Exceptional quality faux tortoiseshell composition snuff box with an exquisite finely chiseled thumb-piece and mountings, the interior lined in rosé gold. The hinged cover is decorated with a rectangular micro-mosaic on copper representing a view of Tivoli waterfall with the so called Temple of Vesta within an ornate gold frame. Underneath, in a hidden compartment, is concealed a lascivous miniature representing three naked young girls playing and bathing in a stream. 
French manufacture for the box and miniature, Italian, Rome for the micro-mosaic. 
Period 1830-40. 
Dimension of the box cm 6x8x2.5 - the micro-mosaic cm 5x7. 
Excellent condition, commensurate with age.

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