Three Tortoise Shell Boxes Including Cigarette Case
Three Victorian and Edwardian tortoise/faux tortoiseshell novelty boxes. 1st item: cigarette case with hinged top, lined in leather, 4-3/4" L. 2nd item: Cartouche shaped patch box or snuff box fitted with decorative gilt brass, 1-5/8"L. 3rd item: Oblong snuff box with hinged tortoise or faux tortoise top, inlaid with silver filigree floral design, and a horn bottom. 2-7/8"L. All probably English, mid-19th to early 20th century. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection.
Item 1: excellent condition. Item 2: some oxidation to brass. Item 3: light scratching and some chipping to base.