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Fine Miniature On Boxwood Snuff Box

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 389641

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Valley Ford, CA 94972-0419

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Fine Miniature On Boxwood Snuff Box

A particularly fine example of stippled painting is displayed under glass on the top of this simple boxwood snuff box: an Alpine beauty is portrayed in her native costume, a striped blue apron over her red dress, a brown cape, her hair bound up in a black bandeau with a toss of red ribbons on top. The details are almost microscopic! Measuring 1-5/8 inches in diameter and one inch high, the piece is in superb condition and was probably made in Switzerland or the Tyrol in the second quarter of the Nineteenth Century.

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