This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. The gold has been tested and is 22ct gold, this is a very special large Georgian snuff box and will add something very special to any collection. Martin Family, French lacquerware artists of the period of Louis XV. 1770are remembered for perfecting the composition and application of vernis Martin, a lacquer substitute named after them, patented by Guillaume and Robert in 1730.
In 1748 their factory became part of the Royal Factory of Furnishings to the Crown. Among their commissions were coaches and rooms at Versailles.
Vernis Martin, lustrous lacquer substitute widely used in the 18th century to decorate furniture and such personal articles as brisé fans and snuffboxes. The process of adding bronze or gold powder to green varnish was perfected by the Martin family, hence its name vernis Martin (Martin varnish). Highly praised by Voltaire, it was developed to imitate East Asian lacquerware being imported into France during the Louis XV period. Vernis Martin was made in several colours, green and a golden red being the most characteristic. Nearly 3.2 inches diameter...All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object..... The item "GEORGIAN VERNIS MARTIN HAND PAINTED 22CT GOLD MOUNT faux TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX" is in sale since Friday, June 29, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "silver_antiques_uk" and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped worldwide.