This is for a superb and very unusual late Georgian one dial combination trick snuff box from the early 1800s. The snuff box has a dial on the front that usually has to be turned into a particular position to open it. This one goes one step further as in the dial is in fact just a dummy and there only to fool the would be opener. As the box will only open when the fake hinge on one side at the base is pulled out. This releases the lid which is on the base not on the dial side. It is a rare snuff box and one that i have never come across. It is obviously in used condition, there are knocks and a split at one edge but the lid opens as it should and it functions just as it should, it displays well too with a nice warm patina to the brass. It measures 80mm (3") x 40mm (1.5") and is 19mm (0.75") deep. Please check out all the other interesting snuff boxes, art deco and art nouveau items along with all the other antique smoking and writing implements and vintage ladies and gentlemans accessories I am selling on ebay this week. I will always combine shipping to make it cheap to buy a lot.

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