Snuffbox mounted with two miniatures

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Box, circular, with detachable cover; black lacquer on papier maché inlaid with all-over diaper design in mother-of-pearl with green, blue and purple iridescence; on cover, within gold frame, a hinged oval miniature of a lady in a blue gown, on ivory under glass; a concealed spring releases this and discloses a hidden miniature of a man with powdered hair wearing the blue ribbon of an order and an ermine bordered red robe, painted on ivory, under glass in a very narrow gold frame; border of cover and of main miniature gold engraved with guilloche design; plain molded gold rims; box and cover lined with tortoiseshell. Made in: Paris, France. Date: 1770s. Record ID: chndm_1967-48-13-a_b.

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