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The Value of History

by on August 9th, 2012

This antique snuff box or bonbonni√®re is hand-engraved and engine-turned below multiple layers of colored glass (a technique Faberge becomes famous for copying an hundred years later). Trapped within the early 19th century Parisian enamel is the golden inscription, “DON DE L’EMPEREUR” (“A Gift of the Emperor”)- for you know who…

A Fine, Napoleon Snuff Box