Antique Hand Carved Wood Shoe-shaped Snuff Box Marked "MARKEN" From Holland
Date: Uncertain, but most likely 1920s-1930s.
Origin: The Netherlands.
Size: The box measures ~4 1/2" long, ~1 3/8" wide, and is ~1 3/4" at its highest. The piece itself weighs about 1.5 ounces.
Maker: MARKEN Wooden Shoe Factory.
Marks: On top the carved word "MARKEN".
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: An old and interesting piece with a common design that is nicely decorated and well done. Please see photos to appreciate the beauty and condition of this piece. This is truly a nice piece and would make a great addition to any collection.
Condition: The box is in very good condition with no major problems. The lid closes well and swings correctly as it is supposed to. It does have some minor scratches and a few minor dings. The inside is generally clean and shows no damage, beyond a small spot of manufacturing defect. The box shows minor wear and soiling resulting in the nice dark brown patina observed in the photos. A nice piece in very good condition which looks great. A nice old piece to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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