- Price Range: £1000-£2500
ca 1750 probably German turned ivory and gilt metal snuffbox.
Measurements :62 mm x 50 mm x 28 mm
Turning of wood and ivory started in the early seventeenth century, after the construction of ex centric lathes. as opposed to the object turning and the cutter being stationary the object is fixed to a large disc that is moving ex center , the cutter can be stationary but can also be moving. These lathes are called “Rose” lathes.