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Snuff Bill Box Tortoise Shell Etched 800 Silver Scatola Tabatiere Italy

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Snuff Bill Box Tortoise Shell Etched 800 Silver Scatola Tabatiere Italy

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$3,500.00


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Snuff Bill Box Tortoise Shell Etched 800 Silver Scatola Tabatiere Italy

  • Tabatière, snuff box, tobacco box, powder box, or pill box.
  • Opens correctly, closes correctly, and stays shut when closed.
  • Handmade, hand carved, and hand constructed.
  • Top and bottom are tortoise shell.
  • Frame is hand chased silver marked with an 800 hallmark on the rim of the lower deeper section at the front, as shown below.
  • Hinged lid; the lid closes tightly, with a working silver hinge that is entirely hand-constructed.
  • The hinge is intact and fully functional.
  • Provenance: DeCaro's, Naples, Italy.
  • COUNTRY of Origin: Italy.
  • AGE: Fin XIXéme
  • Exactly as shown in the detailed photos below.
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  • All the information you need to decide about a purchase is in front of you at the time of purchase.

SIZE:

  • This measures overall approximately 4 cm x 3,6 cm x 1.3 cm // 1.5 inches x 1.15 inches x 0.5 inch.

ABOUT TORTOISE SHELL

  • The shell used in this particular piece is guaranteed to be from a Testudo marginata that died well over 100 years ago.
  • The Conservation status of the marginated tortoise (Testudo marginata) is that of Least Concern (IUCN 2.3).
  • Testudo marginata is a species of tortoise found in Greece, Italy and the Balkans in southern Europe.
  • The Testudo marginata is not now and never has been either endangered or threatened as a species. It wasn't when this was made and it isn't now.
  • A great many turtle species are endangered or threatened but not all of them.
  • Our reference is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marginated_tortoise


ABOUT THE 800 SILVER ALLOY STAMP

  • The 800 hallmark stamp on this silver item indicates the amount of the element AG, silver, used in the metal alloy to create the piece.
  • The 800 hallmark stamp indicates that there are 800 parts of the element silver AG per 1000 total parts.
  • In other words this is 80% silver, and 20% other unspecified metals.
  • 800 silver is not 'sterling'; the term 'sterling silver' refers to a specific silver alloy of 925/1000 containing 92.5% silver.
  • We do not know the exact precise composition of the antique foreign silver alloy used to make this piece.
  • This means we know it is 80% silver but we do not know precisely what other metal, or metals, and what percentage of other metal or metals, comprise the other 20% of the alloy and we will not guess.
  • No one can ever be 100% certain about anything.
  • Magnets will stick to ferrous metals.
  • Magnets attract to ferrous metals such as iron, nickel, cobalt, certain steels and other alloys.
  • Brass, aluminum, copper, and most stainless steels, however, are non ferrous, and magnets are not attracted to them.
  • For more information, please visit your nearest metallurgist, or geologist, or nerd, or ask at your local library.
  • Thank you for your attention.

CONDITION:

  • By " antique " we mean over 100 years of age.
  • By " vintage " we mean between 50 and 100 years of age.
  • This item is made of matter and it is OLD; this means it is NOT NEW.
  • This is not a recent reproduction. It is not a recent copy. It is not a fake.
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There are signs of age or usage including but not limited to:

  • The cover is a little bent.
  • There is overall surface wear.
  • There is overall oxidation of the ink and paper.
  • There is browning, toning, foxing, and freckling of the paper.
  • There is perimeter wear and some wear around all edges.
  • There are surface scratches.
  • There may be tiny perimeter edge folds and curls.
  • CLEANED: No.
  • RESTORATION: No restoration.
  • MEASUREMENT VERIFIED: Yes.
  • There may also be something that we missed because we aren't specifically trained to see it.
  • We've not examined this microscopically.
  • We've not taken this apart or put this back together.
  • We've not subtracted anything nor added anything that was not already there.
  • We've not cleaned this.
  • This is COMPLETE. No missing pages.
  • The condition is good.
  • There's nothing functionally wrong with this.
  • The condition is exactly as shown in the gallery photos.
  • Look at all the gallery photos carefully and read this description carefully.
  • It is impossible to divine exactly what information a buyer might want.
  • It is the buyer's responsibility to carefully scrutinize a purchase before buying.
  • Please consider your purchase carefully.
  • We are happy to help in any way we can by answering your questions to the best of our ability and furnishing additional specifics upon request.
  • This is not sold on approval.
  • Ask your questions before you buy.

 

BELLE TABATIERE OU BOÎTE À PILULES ANCIENNE. Una bella scatola di Napoli.

  • Une tabatière ou boîte à pilules d'origine l'italienne en testudo marginata.
  • Petite boîte destinée à contenir du tabac à priser ou à fumer ou pilules.
  • Dimensions: 4 cm x 3,6 cm x 1.3 cm.
  • XIXéme, de fabrication italienne.
  • Les couvercles (la partie supérieure et au fond) sont sculpté par main de l’écaille de tortue.
  • Le conteneur et la jante sont complètement main ciselé argent marqué 800.
  • Le couvercle ferme avec un charnière en argent.
  • Deux poinçons, marqué deux fois avec les numéros 800 et avec un autre illisible.
  • Hacher finement par main sur le périmètre à l'aide d'un couteau.
  • Très bon état.
  • Frais de port en sus.
  • Merci de votre visite.













 

 

 

 


 


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