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Exceptional Antique 18/19c Carved Coquilla Nut Figural Figure Snuff Box Treen Nr For Sale
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EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE 18/19C CARVED COQUILLA NUT FIGURAL SNUFF BOX TREEN NR
I will be selling a large number of interesting antiques including Tribal art, Chinese, Japanese, and European antiques. I will possibly be selling over two days so please check again on FRIDAY as there may be more pieces for sale. PLEASE NOTE: This sale is in GB Pounds Sterling.
This is one of the best figural coquilla nut snuff boxes I have had. It is in the form of a portly gentleman, possibly a Turk with headdress, moustache and inlaid painted glass eyes. Unusually for this type of snuff the head is actually part of the main nut used for carving and only the hat and feet are attached separately so it must have been quite a large coquilla nut. It has a wonderful patina, the hinge works perfectly and the lid snaps shut tightly. This type of object (especially because of the material used) is often attributed as being the work of sailors or Napoleonic prisoners of war and this stunning example would fit in any collection of treen, snuff boxes, marine artifacts or prisoner of war work. I am selling it at a low start price and with .
Please read down the entire listing for Dimensions, Condition, Postage & Payment Details - most of the information you will need is here on this page but please get in touch if you don't find what you are looking for.
Condition & Dimensions
Very good overall condition. Chipping to one of the feet (the other I don't think would have been longer but I'm not certain). There are two small chips to the back near the hinge.
It stands about 3.75" / 9.5cms tall.
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Postage & Packing
For your peace of mind and mine items will be sent fully insured. I will be posting from WEDNESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY to MONDAY 25TH FEBRUARY so payment must please be received by SUNDAY 24TH at the very latest. PLEASE be a little patient with the post - I will get them posted asap but I work on my own, often have a fair amount to post and I do pack carefully.
Any delays by the postal services either at my end or abroad are rarely my fault. Barring incident I post out at the latest 3 working days after receiving cleared payment but sometimes an item is slowed up by a backlog of post or delayed whilst being processed through customs. To give you an idea it generally takes about 3-7 working days within Europe and 9 - 14 working days to the U.S. / rest of the world. If speed is of the essence then I can use a courier (DHL / FEDEX etc.) but prices for couriers start at around £30 / £40GBP for the very smallest object and VERY quickly escalate depending on size, weight and destination. Please note also that there has been a considerable hike in postage prices by the Royal Mail this year. I add on very little, often not enough to cover the packaging materials, so the price I quote really is as fair as possible.
UK: 1st Class Recorded Delivery (insured to £50 only): £4.65 GBP.
UK: Special Delivery: £7.35 GBP.
Europe: £11.68.- Royal Mail Signed For Airmail. This figure includes £2.60 for insurance over £50 GBP. This is a signed for service which offers full or limited tracking (depending on your country).
U.S. and Rest Of World: £12.61 GBP.- Royal Mail Signed For Airmail. This figure includes £2.60 for insurance over £50 GBP. This is a signed for service which offers full or limited tracking (depending on your country) and insurance. Please do not ask me to falsify customs documents, thank you.
Where possible I will of course combine shipping for multiple purchases (however if, for example, you win a walking stick and a box of some description this wouldn't be very practical!).
Payment Details (Important: Please Read)
Rest Of The World: PayPal only.
In the event of a recorded/traceable and insured item going missing in the post I will do everything in my power (provide proof of postage and evidence of value, etc.) to assist in obtaining a full refund from the postal service involved.
Finally, thank you for taking a look at my sale and please have a look at the other antiques I am saleing this week including a superb Native American Indian Plains tobacco or pipe bag; a very fine Napoleonic pow bone domino set; a Georgian carved coconut cup; a Micmac / Huron embroidered card case; several good Chinese jade carvings; two unusual Maori walking sticks; netsuke; a wonderful Tanzanian figural club; a Zulu prestige staff / knobkerrie; Chinese bronze censer with seal mark; a very fine coquilla nut snuff box and many more antiques.