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CARVED COQUILLA NUT FIGURAL SNUFF BOX
France, c1790

 

18th Century Carved Coquilla Nut Figural Snuff Box, Man with Cape, France, c1790

  18th Century Carved Coquilla Nut Figural Snuff Box, Man with Cape, France, c1790

 

 

 

The reddish nut carved as a standing man in a cap and cape, inserting his left hand into his pocket,
the interior long jacket with three bone buttons,
his face with amusing bulging and lopsided two-colour glass eyes,
the back side of the cape forming a long hinged lid to the snuff opening,
the cape interior bearing label :
By Appointment to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Antique Dealer and Restorer Rogers De Rin, London

 

Condition : Very good; the back cover doesn't shut tightly due to natural shrinkage;
a few expected shrinkage splits; one foot reglued

 

NOTE :
The coquilla nut emanates from swampy areas on the eastern side of South America,
from a palm known as the "attalea funiefera". Brazilians call it "Piassabe".
The nuts were introduced into Western Europe in the mid-16th century,
and used for small carved objects until the end of the 19th century.

For a discussion on coquilla nuts, see Pinto, Treen and Other Wooden Bygones,
pp 194-6, and Plates 250 -207.

 

3.5" High

 

Price : Please Inquire

 

 #6907  

 

 

18th Century Carved Coquilla Nut Figural Snuff Box, Man with Cape, France, c1790   18th Century Carved Coquilla Nut Figural Snuff Box, Man with Cape, France, c1790

 

18th Century Carved Coquilla Nut Figural Snuff Box, Man with Cape, France, c1790, back

 

18th Century Carved Coquilla Nut Figural Snuff Box, Man with Cape, France, c1790, interior label

 

18th Century Carved Coquilla Nut Figural Snuff Box, Man with Cape, France, c1790a, interior

 

 

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Carved Coquilla Nut Figural Snuff Box, Caped Gentleman, France c1790