E & M Perez
Measuring 2" in diameter, this snuff box consists of burl wood with an inset section of tortoise shell, and features a portrait under a curved glass and brass frame. The portrait appears to be on paper, in the form of a silhouette upon a black background. In good condition, the burl has a rich deep patina, and the tortoise shell is intact, no chips or cracks. Great Britain or Continental, early nineteenth century in origin.