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Technique: Hand-Carved
Snuffbox female face wearing Art Nouveau style clothing Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Rounded rectangular snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with fine hand-painted fire-enamelled miniature depicting a female face wearing Art Nouveau style clothing, hand-...
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1970s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

Snuffbox with Flowers miniature Art Nouveau style Sterling Silver Salimbeni.
Located in Firenze, FI
Rectangular table snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent enamels fired on guilloche and hand-painted floral miniature; external blue staff. Art Nouveau sty...
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1970s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

French 1750 Antique Double Compartment Pocket Snuff Flask Carved In Coquille Nut
Located in Miami, FL
Pocket snuff flask carved from coquille nut. Amazing small pocket snuff bottle, carved from a large coquille nut. This antique piece was created in the shape of a spinning top with two secret compartments which can be unscrewed to open. Made in the continental Europe and most probably French or Portuguese provenance from the 18th century, circa 1780. Extensively decorated with organic and floral motifs with a beautiful image of a nut on the upper part. Curiously due to the shape of this piece, it could be played as a spinning tool on a table. This adds a particular interest for the multiple use with which the carving was conceived. Weight: 42.60 Grams. Measurements: Diameter of 40 mm and a height of 89 mm (1.57 x 3.5 Inches). Hallmarks: No marks, gorgeous deep antique patina. Coquille Nut The coquille nut emanates from swampy areas on the eastern side of South America, from a palm known as the “attalea funiefera”. Brazilians call it “Piassabe”. The nuts were introduced into Western Europe in the mid-16th century, and used for small carved objects until the end of the 19th century. Coquille nut is a fruit of a Brazilian palm...
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1750s French Louis XV Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Chestnut, Fruitwood

CARVED BLACK FOREST WOOD SMOKiNG PIPE CABINET BOX LATIN INSCRIBED NIL NISI CRUCE
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning, hand carved Black Forest wood, smoking pipe cabinet or rack with inscribed top reading "Nil N...
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1870s German Black Forest Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

French 1790 Antique Snuff Box in 19kt Gold Sterling and Translucent Gray Agate
Located in Miami, FL
French snuffbox from the late 18th century. Beautiful antique piece, made in France during the late 18th century, circa 1790's. It was carefully carved with impeccable precision, ...
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1790s French Louis XVI Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Agate, Gold, Silver

French School 1790 Louis XVI Oval Snuff Box in 18kt Gold with Miniature Portrait
Located in Miami, FL
Presentation Snuff box from the 18th century French School. A very important and rare Neoclassical oval box, made in Paris, France circa 1790. It was crafted with translucent natu...
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1790s French Neoclassical Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Gold

Snuff Box with 2 slightly rounded sides Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Rectangular table snuff box with 2 slightly rounded sides in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent fired enamels on guillochè and hand-painted floral miniature; oute...
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1970s Italian Other Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff Box Octagonal English Queen Anne style Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Octagonal snuff box in sterling silver 925/1000 gold plated with borders in the English Queen Anne style and sides with translucent fired enamels on ...
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1980s Italian Queen Anne Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff Box "Soap" Shaped with Horse's Head Sterling Silver Enamel Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Oval rounded "soap" shaped snuff box in 925/1000 sterling silver with fired enamels above and below and hand-painted miniature of a horse's head, English "Art Nouveau" style, early 1900s. Measurements cm. 4.7 x 6.7 x 2. Weight gr. 96. Designed by Franco Salimbeni in 1980 and manufactured in Florence in the headquarters of the Salimbeni company with completely manual execution by artisan artists with thick slab and large reinforcements suitable for withstanding numerous enamelled firings at high heat at about 800° C. Miniature is a very ancient technique which consists of painting works in small proportions. It was born for the decoration of the first letter of the paragraph of the books. Over the years, however, this technique is refined and enriched, then moving on to precious personal items. Hand-painted miniatures can be done with multiple different techniques. The most important that we use on our articles are of three kinds: 1) Fire enamel. 2) Water tempera on an ivory plate. 3) Painted on mother-of-pearl. Fire enameled miniatures: On a first layer of enamel generally white or very clear or even transparent suitably liquefied at a temperature of about 750 ° C, the chosen subject is painted using miniature colors which are as many colored crystals, ground and reduced to a very fine, almost impalpable powder washed and purified in distilled water with the addition of small quantities of deoxidizing acids which, diluted with essential oils (usually essential oil of solder), can be mixed to form a palette of colors. With very fine sable hair brushes you draw the subject starting from the perimeter and then gradually adding various layers of color. It is necessary to carry out various firings very often so that the colors harden and are not absorbed by the underlying glaze as, during the subsequent firings at 750 ° C, during liquefaction, it would spread irremediably. Hence the need to form the painting a little at a time, cooking it numerous times. Therefore it is necessary to proceed with numerous retouching, often overlapping different colors that only the painter's experience knows. A beautiful miniature needs from 20 to over 50 firings and is finished when the painter deems he does not have to further intervene. Some colors must have darker tones than others because then, by superimposing the transparent enamel placed at the end of the miniature, they fade. This transparent layer, called “fondant” in jargon, must be smoothed and polished like all other translucent enamel colors. The miniatures with water tempera colors are painted on real ivory...
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1980s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuffbox Head of the Statue of Liberty in New York hand painted Sterling Silver
Located in Firenze, FI
Rounded rectangular snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver with fine hand-painted fire-enamelled miniature depicting the Head of the Statue of Liberty in New York. Dimensions cm. 5.5 x 7 x 1.8. Weight gr. 105. Designed by Giorgio Salimbeni in 1975 in Art Deco style and executed in numerous specimens, at the specific request of the firm Tiffany & Co., in Florence in the headquarters of the Salimbeni firm with completely manual execution by artisan artists with thick slab and large reinforcements suitable for sustaining numerous high-fire enamelled firings at approximately 750 < 800° C. Miniature is a very ancient technique which consists of painting works in small proportions. It was born for the decoration of the first letter of the paragraph of the books. Over the years, however, this technique is refined and enriched, then moving on to precious personal items. Hand-painted miniatures can be done with multiple different techniques. The most important that we use on our articles are of three kinds: 1) Fire enamel. 2) Water tempera on an ivory plate. 3) Painted on mother-of-pearl. Fire enameled miniatures: On a first layer of enamel generally white or very clear or even transparent suitably liquefied at a temperature of about 750° C, the chosen subject is painted using miniature colors which are as many colored crystals, ground and reduced to a very fine, almost impalpable powder washed and purified in distilled water with the addition of small quantities of deoxidizing acids which, diluted with essential oils (usually essential oil of solder), can be mixed to form a palette of colors. With very fine sable hair brushes you draw the subject starting from the perimeter and then gradually adding various layers of color. It is necessary to carry out various firings very often so that the colors harden and are not absorbed by the underlying glaze as, during the subsequent firings at 750 ° C, during liquefaction, it would spread irremediably. Hence the need to form the painting a little at a time, cooking it numerous times. Therefore it is necessary to proceed with numerous retouching, often overlapping different colors that only the painter's experience knows. A beautiful miniature needs from 20 to over 50 firings and is finished when the painter deems he does not have to further intervene. Some colors must have darker tones than others because then, by superimposing the transparent enamel placed at the end of the miniature, they fade. This transparent layer, called “fondant” in jargon, must be smoothed and polished like all other translucent enamel colors. The miniatures with water tempera colors are painted on real...
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1970s Italian Art Deco Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

Set of 3 Japanese Inro Pill Boxes
Located in Munich, DE
These three antique handcrafted inro cases, are a wonderful collection of Japanese Sagemono (hanging object). These inro have several sections stacked ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Anglo-Japanese Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Bone, Wood, Bamboo

Dutch Early 19th Century Wooden Shoe Shaped Snuff Box
Located in Delft, NL
Dutch early 19th century wooden shoe shaped snuff box An early 19th century wooden hand carved snuff box The lid slides open and closed over the top. Measures 4 cm high, 12 cm...
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Early 19th Century Dutch Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

19th Century Black Forest Carved Humidor
Located in High Point, NC
19th century hand-carved humidor in the form of a dog's head. The dog is very whimsical with a hat, which lifts to reveal a compartment for storage and finished with a cigar and a bo...
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19th Century Swiss Black Forest Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Fruitwood

Snuff Box Round Guilloche Enamel Box Gold Paillons Stars of Sky Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Round table snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent blue fired enamel on guillochè and with the insertion of pure gold “paillons” in the shape of stars to c...
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1960s Italian Baroque Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver

19th Century Squared Spinach Jade Snuff Bottle with Unique Design
Located in Lomita, CA
This spinach jade snuff bottle has a geometric appearance with its squared silhouette and ledge that is ergonomically designed to accommodate a finger or a thumb while using the bott...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Jade

Snuff Box races miniature fire-enameled guilloche and engraved drawing Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Octagonal table snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with black fired enamel inserted in a hand engraved drawing and with fired enamelled miniature, hand painted by the p...
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1970s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Gold, Gold Plate, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Decorative Box with lid, Vintage Wooden Brown Jewellery Box, Hand Carved Bronzed
Located in Hampshire, GB
A handmade wooden jewellery box with a lid and lock, it is perfectly designed and created in a suitable size for keeping valuables inside. The top of this box has leaf patterns and b...
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1970s Turkish Art Deco Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Bronze

Old African Hand Carved Wooden Box 19th Century Brown Color Powder Box
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Old African Hand Carved Wooden Box 19th Century Brown Color Powder Box Powder box- jelwery Box.
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19th Century African Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Metal

Snuffbox with miniature of Venice, English Queen Anne style, 925 silver Salimben
Located in Firenze, FI
Octagonal snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with English Queen Anne style borders and sides with translucent fired enamel on hand engraving similar to wood grain. On t...
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1980s Italian Queen Anne Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

Exceptional Swedish Stone Box, ca 1790-1830
Located in Farsta, SE
Rare Large Swedish Stone Box, ca 1790-1830 The patina is remarkable, and you can see fossils in the stone. The craftsmanship is also incredible, consid...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Limestone

Georgian Treen Dog Snuff Box
Located in Newark, England
George III (1760-1820) From our collectables, we are delighted to offer this Georgian Treen Dog Snuff Box. The Treen Snuff Box beautifully formed in ...
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Late 18th Century European George III Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

Georgian Yew Wood Parrot Snuff Box
Located in Newark, England
18th Century George III Period From our collectables, we are delighted to offer this Georgian Yew Wood Parrot Snuff Box. The snuff box made from Yew wood is beautifully formed in the shape of a parrot with big round beak, simulated feathers and feet tucked under the base of the snuff box. The box with visible patination and wear from years of handling leaving it in a beautiful golden brown colour. The sniff box...
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Late 18th Century European George III Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood, Yew

Snuffbox with English Queen Anne style Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Octagonal snuff box in gilded 925/1000 silver with English Queen Anne style borders and sides with fired enamels painted like lapis lazuli stone. On the lid, a very fine fire-enamell...
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1980s Italian Queen Anne Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

Snuffbox basket with flowers, in Florentine Renaissance style, Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Rounded rectangular snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling Silver gold plated with beautiful fire enamelled miniature hand-painted by the painter Renato Dainelli of a basket with flowers, in ...
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1960s Italian Napoleon III Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

Snuffbox two-tones enamel stripes Guilloche Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Rectangular snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with two-tone translucent stripes fired enameled on guillochè and fine hand-engraved on all sides, French Empire Napoleon...
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1980s Italian Napoleon III Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

Swiss Black Forest Gnome Tobacco Jar
Located in Newark, England
The Gnome stands proud wearing a green apron, hooded top with a large stein in his right hand and his left hand resting in his pocket. The jar is hinged at waistline of the Gnome al...
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Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

Snuff Box White with noble coat of arms Baroque style Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Snuff Box noble coat of arms is in 925/1000 sterling silver. Snuff Box noble coat of arms has White fired enamels on guilloché and handpainted miniature of arabesques with noble coat...
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1990s Italian Baroque Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff Box with 2 slightly rounded sides and erotic miniature Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Snuff Box Snuff Box with 2 slightly rounded sides is in 925/1000 sterling silver. Snuff Box Snuff Box with 2 slightly rounded sides has fire-enamelled miniature hand-painted by the ...
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1970s Italian Romantic Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Gold Plate, Gold, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff Box Venetian landscape miniature Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Snuff Box Snuff Box Venetian landscape is in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated 24 carats.. Snuff Box Snuff Box Venetian landscape has translucent fired enamel on guilloche and min...
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1960s Italian Baroque Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Gold, Enamel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

Snuff Box Black enamel Art Deco style Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Snuff Box Silver is in 925/1000 sterling. Snuff Box Silver has black fired enamels on guilloché. Snuff Box Silver has a lid with geometric design ...
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1970s Italian Art Deco Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

A whimsical antique Black Forest hand carved wood figural tobacco humidor box.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A whimsical antique Black Forest hand carved wood figural tobacco humidor box. Modeled as a dog with removable head and glass inset eyes.
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20th Century German Folk Art Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Glass, Wood

Oversized Swiss Black Forest Dog Tobacco Jar
Located in Newark, England
The tobacco jar of unusually large size modelled as a humorous dog with its mouth open and tongue sticking out. The dog is highly detailed with individual carving lines for its hair, nose and paws finished with orange glass eyes. The tobacco jar hinges around the neckline of the dog to reveal the hollowed out centre for storing tobacco. The tobacco jar dates to the late 19th century circa 1890. Black Forest is a term used to describe the elaborate, realistic carvings of a vast array of wooden pieces such as clocks and animals. Our Black Forest collection at Jacksons Antique features varying objects of highly desirable carvings such as woodland animal Tobacco Jars. Our aim is to supply that breathtaking piece of Black Forest to add that special edge to any collection or home. Commonly thought to originate from the Black Forest in Bavaria Germany, Black Forest carvings actually originate from Switzerland. The most recogniseable Black Forest carvings are usually bears carved amongst different pieces such as hat stands, tables and whimsical figures.  Black Forest products can also be seen carved into other forest wildlife as well as clocks, music boxes and furniture although these are more uncommon making them highly desirable. Black Forest items...
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Late 19th Century Black Forest Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

Swiss Black Forest Novelty Anvil Tobacco Jar Smokers Compendium
Located in Newark, England
With Secret Compartments & Locks Cigar Cutter & Vesta Case From our Black Forest collection, we are delighted to offer this very rare and unusual Swiss Black Forest carving of a tob...
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Early 1900s Swiss Jugendstil Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Metal

Early 20th Century hand carved Kashmiri royal cavalry cigar box
Located in London, GB
Early 20th Century hand carved Kashmiri royal cavalry cigar box A rare survivor from the 1st world war in the form of a hand carved Kashmiri cigar box. Covered in ornate relief flora...
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Early 1900s Indian Late Victorian Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Wood

Snuff Box hand engraving, black “niello” type Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Snuff Box rectangular in 925/1000 sterling silver with fine hand engraving, black fired enameled “niello” type, in early 19th century “Rococo” style. Snuff Box measurements cm. 4.5 x...
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1980s Italian Rococo Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff Box Black enamel Baroque style engraving Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Shaped table snuff box in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with fine fire-enamelled baroque style engraving. Very fine hand engraving on all surfaces. Dimensions cm. 6.2 x 7.8 cm...
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1970s Italian Baroque Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Cute Black Forest Carved Wood Bear Match Box Holder with Ashtray Brienz
By Black Forest, Brienz Switzerland
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
Ths antique German or Swiss bear figurine is a really lovely item and a remarkable piece of craftsmanship regarding its fine carving, dating back...
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1880s German Victorian Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

A Primitive Snuff Box, Scandinavia 1847
Located in Hønefoss, 30
A Primitive Snuff Box dated 1847 and signed T.O. from Norway, Scandinaiva. Wear due to age and use showing wonderful patina. Ø: 5 cm H: 9 cm
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19th Century Norwegian Romantic Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

Snuff Box reproducing the painting of a Roman glimpse late 1800s Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Snuffbox Rectangular for table with rounded corners in sterling silver 925/1000 gold plated with very fine fire-enamelled miniature hand-painted by the painter Renato Dainelli repro...
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1990s Italian Baroque Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Enamel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plate

Snuff Box Perforated Lid, Embossed and Engraved Miniature Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Square snuff box in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with perforated lid, embossed and engraved by hand, with fine round miniature diameter cm. 3.8 hand painted in tempera on veg...
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1970s Italian Renaissance Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff Box Fine Hand-Engraving Baroque Style Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Rectangular snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with fine hand-engraving Baroque style on the lid, with fired enamel black type “niello”. Measurements cm. 4,3 x 7 x 2. W...
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1970s Italian Baroque Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff Box round in Art Nouveau style Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Round snuff box in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent fired enamels on guillochè and hand-painted floral miniature, surrounded by a frame with leaves on a blue bac...
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1970s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Old African Hand Carved Wooden Box 19th Century Brown Color Powder Box
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Superb old African box with hand-carving & carrying chain on the top. Carved on all sides. Authentic ceremonial divided box with hand wrought iron hinges l...
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19th Century African Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Metal

Tiffany & Co. 14k Gold Compact on the Chain
Located in Gainesville, FL
Tiffany & Co. 14 K gold compact. Marked on the interior. Very lightly used. Weight 99.3 g or 3.2 t. oz.
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Late 18th Century American Edwardian Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Gold

Snuff Box Light Blue Ornament in Relief, Empire Style Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Rectangular pocket snuff box with oval section in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent fired enamel on guillochè, with laurel ornament in relief in Empire style. Wit...
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1970s Italian Empire Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuffbox Fired Enamel Miniature on Lid Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Rounded rectangular snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with hand-painted fire-enamelled miniature on the lid. Early 1900s English Art Nouveau style. Measurements cm. 5....
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1960s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff Box Monocrome Miniature Hand Painted Sterling Silver Enamel Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Round snuff box in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with fired enamel on the enameled edge with vertical stripes and fine monochrome miniature hand painted by the painter Renato Dainelli. Diameter cm. 6.2 cm high. 3.4. Weight gr. 222. Designed by Franco Salimbeni in 1967 and produced in Florence in the Salimbeni company headquarters with manual workmanship by skilled artisan artists with thick slab and large reinforcements suitable for withstanding numerous high-fire enamelled firings at approximately 750 < 800° C. Miniature is a very ancient technique which consists of painting works in small proportions. It was born for the decoration of the first letter of the paragraph of the books. Over the years, however, this technique is refined and enriched, then moving on to precious personal items. Hand-painted miniatures can be done with multiple different techniques. The most important that we use on our articles are of three kinds: 1) Fire enamel. 2) Water tempera on an ivory plate. 3) Painted on mother-of-pearl. Fire enameled miniatures: On a first layer of enamel generally white or very clear or even transparent suitably liquefied at a temperature of about 750 ° C, the chosen subject is painted using miniature colors which are as many colored crystals, ground and reduced to a very fine, almost impalpable powder washed and purified in distilled water with the addition of small quantities of deoxidizing acids which, diluted with essential oils (usually essential oil of solder), can be mixed to form a palette of colors. With very fine sable hair brushes you draw the subject starting from the perimeter and then gradually adding various layers of color. It is necessary to carry out various firings very often so that the colors harden and are not absorbed by the underlying glaze as, during the subsequent firings at 750 ° C, during liquefaction, it would spread irremediably. Hence the need to form the painting a little at a time, cooking it numerous times. Therefore it is necessary to proceed with numerous retouching, often overlapping different colors that only the painter's experience knows. A beautiful miniature needs from 20 to over 50 firings and is finished when the painter deems he does not have to further intervene. Some colors must have darker tones than others because then, by superimposing the transparent enamel placed at the end of the miniature, they fade. This transparent layer, called “fondant” in jargon, must be smoothed and polished like all other translucent enamel colors. The miniatures with water tempera colors are painted on real ivory...
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1960s Italian Baroque Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuffbox Vessel Miniature Hand-Painted Sterling Silver Enamel Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Shaped snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with fired enamel inserted in a fine hand engraving and with round miniature diameter cm. 3.3 hand painted always with fire enamels depicting a sailing ship. Early 19th century Viennese Baroque style. Fine hand engraving on all sides and bottom. Measurements cm. 7.5 x 7.5 x 2. Weight gr. 151. Designed by Franco Salimbeni in 1976 on inspiration of ancient original artifacts and manufactured in Florence at the Salimbeni company headquarters in several specimens, also with different colors and miniatures, with completely manual execution by artisan artists with thick slabs and large reinforcements suitable for supporting numerous high-fire enamelled firings at approximately 750 < 800° C. Miniature is a very ancient technique which consists of painting works in small proportions. It was born for the decoration of the first letter of the paragraph of the books. Over the years, however, this technique is refined and enriched, then moving on to precious personal items. Hand-painted miniatures can be done with multiple different techniques. The most important that we use on our articles are of three kinds: 1) Fire enamel. 2) Water tempera on an ivory plate. 3) Painted on mother-of-pearl. Fire enameled miniatures: On a first layer of enamel generally white or very clear or even transparent suitably liquefied at a temperature of about 750 ° C, the chosen subject is painted using miniature colors which are as many colored crystals, ground and reduced to a very fine, almost impalpable powder washed and purified in distilled water with the addition of small quantities of deoxidizing acids which, diluted with essential oils (usually essential oil of solder), can be mixed to form a palette of colors. With very fine sable hair brushes you draw the subject starting from the perimeter and then gradually adding various layers of color. It is necessary to carry out various firings very often so that the colors harden and are not absorbed by the underlying glaze as, during the subsequent firings at 750 ° C, during liquefaction, it would spread irremediably. Hence the need to form the painting a little at a time, cooking it numerous times. Therefore it is necessary to proceed with numerous retouching, often overlapping different colors that only the painter's experience knows. A beautiful miniature needs from 20 to over 50 firings and is finished when the painter deems he does not have to further intervene. Some colors must have darker tones than others because then, by superimposing the transparent enamel placed at the end of the miniature, they fade. This transparent layer, called “fondant” in jargon, must be smoothed and polished like all other translucent enamel colors. The miniatures with water tempera colors are painted on real ivory...
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1970s Italian Baroque Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuffbox Miniature Pastoral Image Sterling Silver Enamel Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Round snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling Silver gold plated with hand-painted miniature pastoral image fired enamelled. 18th century French style. Diameter cm. 8 cm high. 1.8. Weight gr. 171. Designed by Franco Salimbeni in 1968 on inspiration from previous boxes also manufactured in the Salimbeni company headquarters with manual workmanship by talented artisan artists with a thick plate suitable for supporting numerous glazing firings at high heat at around 800° C. Miniature is a very ancient technique which consists of painting works in small proportions. It was born for the decoration of the first letter of the paragraph of the books. Over the years, however, this technique is refined and enriched, then moving on to precious personal items. Hand-painted miniatures can be done with multiple different techniques. The most important that we use on our articles are of three kinds: 1) Fire enamel. 2) Water tempera on an ivory plate. 3) Painted on mother-of-pearl. Fire enameled miniatures: On a first layer of enamel generally white or very clear or even transparent suitably liquefied at a temperature of about 750 ° C, the chosen subject is painted using miniature...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff box perforated, embossed and hand-engraved lid and miniature Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Shaped snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with perforated, embossed and hand-engraved lid, with fine oval miniature cm. 3.2 x 4.5 hand painted in tempera on vegetable i...
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1970s Italian Rococo Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff Box Parrotlets on Flowering Branches. Art Nouveau Style Sterling Silver En
Located in Firenze, FI
Square snuff box with rounded sides in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent fired enamel on guillochè and hand painted miniature parrotlets on flowering branches. Ar...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff Box Sterling Silver Green and Sky Stripes Guilloche Enamel Box Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Rectangular snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with two-tone translucent stripes fired enamelled on guillochè and fine hand-engraved on all sides, French Empire Napoleo...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuffbox Pocket Sterling Silver Gold Paillons Lilies of France Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Rectangular oval shape pocket snuffbox in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent blue fired enamel on guillochè and with the insertion of p...
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1960s Italian Louis XIV Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Gold, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff box Enamel Stripes and miniature Sterling Silver Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Shaped snuff box in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with fire-enameled stripes and fine oval enameled miniature in center cm. 3 x 4 hand-painted by ...
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1970s Italian Napoleon III Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff Box White Fire Enamel with Miniature of Bird Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Round snuff box in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent fire enamel on guilloche and hand-painted miniature of stylized blue bird, late 19th-century Viennese Art Nou...
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1970s Italian Art Deco Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Snuff box Enamel Double opening Sterling Silver flower bouquet Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Square snuff box with two slightly domed sides in 925/1000 sterling silver gold plated with translucent fired enamel on guillochè and hand-painted miniature of flower bouquet, late 1...
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1970s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Tabacco Pot, in Wood and Brass, Brown Color, French, 1970
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Tabacco box in wood. With brass. Leaf Decor pattern. Brown color. It has been made in France Circa 1970.
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1970s French French Provincial Vintage Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Brass

18th Century Georgian Hand-Carved Walnut Wood Tobacco Box
Located in North Miami, FL
18th century Georgian hand-carved walnut wood tobacco box on its original stand. This is an extremely fine and rare piece and one of its kind.    
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18th Century Georgian Antique Hand-Carved Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood, Walnut

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