London, South Kensington
19 May 1999
A North European gilt and polychrome carved wood snuff box, probably 18th century
Modelled as a frog, with chip-carved geometric ornament to its back, a sliding cover to the underside
3in. (8.3cm.) long
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Edward H. Pinto, Treen and Other Wooden Bygones, Bell and Hyman, London 1969. For similar see: p.350, pl.368, figs. W,X,Y.
Please note this lot is wrongly numbered as 249 on the catalogue illustration.
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