A beautiful deep amber and brown colored tortoise shell cylinder shaped box with a twist lid made between 1880-1890. The box measures 3 inches tall by 3 inches in diameter. The box is lightweight and made entirely of tortoise shell, making it extra translucent and stunning. The box is in great condition, except for a minor crack at the base (pictured here), but one that does not detract from the beauty of the piece. The lid has a slight rounded and curved lid, with a small cipher, a stylized tortoise shell letter-symbol design that was hand-carved and mounted by three invisible pins from the interior. The construction of the box is excellent, made with minimal amounts of tortoise shell, with a finish so smooth and even. It is both utilitarian and a beautiful art object. This is a classic box with a nice modern look. It would make a great vanity box or jewelry box, a small container for personal objects.
DIAMETER: 3 in | HEIGHT: 3 in
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