AN ITALIAN SHAPED OBLONG GOLD ROYAL PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX

By Musy Pere et Fils

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Turin, circa 1860. With waved sides, the cover set with an oval portrait miniature of Victor Emanuel II of Italy and Sardinia, by Luigi Gandolfi, signed, nearly full face, in military attire, surrounded by chased and etched scrolling foliage and roses on sable ground, the sides with similar scrolls and strapwork, the base also chased with the Arms of Savoy bordered by the collar of the Order of the Annunciation, engraved on the flange with the Tuileries inventory numbers: TU No. 1329.7cm long, in contemporary fitted red velvet case, the cover gilt with the crowned initials of Victor Emanuel II