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Rare 17th /18th century Silver snuff box lid Turkish insult

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9-  Rare late 17th century/18th century snuff box lid depicting Ottoman Turks cavorting with an old hag in an Inn drinking and smoking pipes in the background there is a large leg if ham hanging up. Early ‘racist’ propaganda peace due to the suggestion given of drinking alcohol, eating pork and visiting prostitutes. The lid is very heave (please see picture weight on scale) has no English / European hallmarks so will call white metal however have tested for silver at local jewellers. The underside of the lid has a very black age patina (jewellers scraped one small area to test for silver). Measures just under 4 inches/ just under 10 cm by 3 inches/ 7 ½ cm.

 







This product was added to our catalog on Monday 14 January, 2013.