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Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost

Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost

Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost   Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED NAPOLEON I FRENCH CIRCULAR SNUFF BOX SIGNED DUBOST. This is a Unique extremely rare French Napoleon I Engraved Circular Snuff Box signed, this rare snuff box dates to circa 1805 making it over 210 years old, take a close look at the breath taking engraved image of Napoleon I the detailing is superb, this image isn't one you would normally see on the market, it has been engraved with such quality and likeness of Napoleon I, from his very life like facial features to his overcoat and hat, this image seems to be an earlier image of Napoleon I circa 1805, the background has a delicate engraved striped design so not to take away from the central image of Napoleon but to set it off beautifully, this is then framed with a dot and zig zag engraved design, to the outer edges of this amazing snuff box you will see engraved sprigs of Mistletoe, with flower roundels to each side and this is finished with as you would expect the initial N above a detailed swag, all this has been engraved with such fine detailing, this is then finished to the edges of the top with an engraved rope design, as you can see it is signed Dubost, on doing further research of this artist i have found out his name was Antoine Dubost.......

Antoine Dubost trained under François André Vincent and exhibited in the Paris salon between 1799 and 1817, showing a mixture of history painting, horses and portraiture. This image isn't a known image by Dubost so i believe it may have been crafted as either a commission or as a personal gift to someone he knew, this is just my opinion, the quality of the engraving is superb, you will not find another Dubost signed Napoleon snuff box on the market it is extremely rare, this would have once belonged to a wealthy french gentleman in circa 1805, a napoleon supporter or someone closer to him, its such a rare snuff box, this will add something very special to any collection, you will not find another like this on the market, not only is it a rare Napoleon I snuff box but also add to that a rare piece of Art. Just over 6 cm diameter... The item "EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED NAPOLEON I FRENCH CIRCULAR SNUFF BOX SIGNED DUBOST" is in sale since Sunday, September 30, 2018.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost   Extremely Rare Engraved Napoleon I French Circular Snuff Box Signed Dubost