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S/4593 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Hound Snuff Shoe

An extremely rare fruitwood snuff shoe, having a fitted lid in the form of a hound peering out from the inside of a Dutch clog. The front of the shoe is deeply carved with running vine leaf decoration on a stippled ground. The carving is of excellent quality, especially the dog's face, with a serine expression. The whole has a good colour and patination.

Sold 4 in. (10 cm.) Wide
2 in. (5 cm.) Deep
2 in. (6 cm.) High
Dutch Circa 1830