A FRENCH BOXWOOD SNUFF RASP DATED 1671 Of gourd shape, carved in low relief with Bacchus astride a barrel and grape vines, the obverse with a scribe at a table, the hinged steel grater pierced with the date 1671 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
A very fine English Georgian Era snuff box made of bone, gold, woven hair, glass, and tortoiseshell snuff box, with a Guilloché gold border. The central panel is inset with hair woven in a “sheaf of wheat” representing the season of Autumn, a time described by English poet John Keats’ as one of mellow fruitfulness. Rare and in immaculate condition. Hallmarked, but illegibly.