Snuff Box in Shape of a Moor's Head

Amethyst, gold, silver, cut diamonds, rubies, emeralds, turquoise, moonstone, platinum | mid-18th century

Unknown Maker

Box in form of a Moor's head; hinged cover; box and cover carved from single pieces of amethyst quartz in such a way that the natural white portions of the stone form the turban; surface highly polished except that hair is mat cut; eyes of moonstone ...
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