Overall: 7/8 x 4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 2.2 x 10.2 x 5.4 cm )
inscribed: in medallion in low relief: "MA MERE EST VIELLE ET INFIRM"
typed: tag inside box: " NADELMAN/Collection/69"; "Snuffbox/French, early 19th/Healy, $ 8-"
Rectangular tortoise shell box with hinged lid; cover decorated with medallion with inscription and scene of men in uniform on horses greeting a soldier and a woman; the medallion is surrounded by radiating alternating curved and crosshatched reading.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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