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S/3726 Antique Treen 19th Century Coquilla Nut Figurative Snuff Box

A rare early 19th century coquilla nut figurative snuff box, depicting a portly gentleman with both hands in his pockets in a full length buttoned coat. The back is hinged to expose a receptacle for the snuff. The whole has a lovely rich colour and excellent patination. The feet and base are replaced.

Coquillas are the nuts of the Attelea Funifera, a palm known in Brazil as the Piassaba. The trees thrive in the swampy ground on the eastern side of South America.

Sold 1 in. (4.5 cm.) Wide
1 in. (4 cm.) Deep
3 in. (7.5 cm.) High
Dutch Circa 1820