Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Horn snuffbox

    Horn snuffbox

    18th century

    Rhinoceros's horn, gold; caving, polishing, embossing

    5.4 х 8.9 х 6 cm


    Horn snuffbox, oval, with a  hinged lid, gold-rimmed with wavy patterns, with a thumb ramp ornated with foliage ornament. A translucent rhino horn with a carved image of elephant and rhino, trying to cut down a palm is on the lid. The caseb is made of corrugated horn plates. The base is made of a similar transparent plate of rhino horn with similar image.