Ball Shaped Puzzle Coin Box

A rare Tunbridge Ware 'puzzle' snuff box. It is made of rosewood with carved concentric circles centered by an inlaid roundel. One of the circles can be pushed in to release the box containing the coins which then unscrews. (This one has snuff inside.)

There has been some shrinkage over the years so the piece isn't a puzzle any more, as you can easily tell which roundel to push!

It is an unusual piece of English Tunbridge Ware which was made in Tunbridge Wells in Kent in the 19th century circa 1850. In excellent condition.

1.75" dia.

From Curio Cabinet Antiques. Pictures from seller.

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