Lot 505

Snuffbox in the shape of a turtle
Length: 6.7 cm.
Probably Augsburg, c. 1600.

The upper and lower sides of a box with gilded metal mountings, made from a turtle's shell and belly, in a two-part construction, with plastically shaped limbs and a clasp in the shape of a river deity, whose head forms the clasp of the box. (1241017) (13)

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