- Exceptional pair of carved
- a) Relief carved birch bark
box with hinged lid in excellent original condition. 3 1/8L
- 1 1/2W x 1H.
Lid shows a man fishing in a mountain lake with a house on the
opposite shore and trees in the foreground. Sides have two rows
of leaves scrolled around the circumference. There are only a
couple of tiny scuffs from use on the sides which could easily
be touched up with shoe polish if desired.
- Circa 19th century. (CL-33)
- b) Olivewood snuff box with
great relief carvings over the entire surface, including a cartouche
of a bearded man on the lid, a bacchanalian scene of a naked
woman straddling a keg and holding a jug and wine glass on the
opposite side, and grapes with vines throughout. Some minor and
almost invisible restoration to small losses at hinge points.
3 ½L x 2W x
- 1 1/8H. We suspect
this box is European in origin, possibly Italian or Greek. Circa
early 19th century (CL-34)
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