Antique French Commemorative Medal Snuff Box, King Louis XVIII, c. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. Louis XVIII, known as the Desired, was King of France from 1814 to 1824, except for the Hundred Days in 1815.
He spent twenty-three years in exile: during the French Revolution and the First French Empire, and during the Hundred Days. This gilded commemorative medal, (likely bronze with layer of gold, since there are no French silver marks) is of that "Restauration" King Louis XIII b. 1755, d 1824, Louvre Palace.You'll want to read the history. Full measurements noted on the photos. Very good to excellent condition for age and type, there is really just a little surface abrasion here or there, and a fine hairline on one side of the bottom half, which I marked with an X for your review. Light in weight, but not tortoiseshell, I feel certain it is either exceptionally thin lathe-turned ebony, or a cast material. If a'gold anniversary' commemorative of his rule, start or finish, it would be Napoleon III era and therefore can be a composition. Napoleon III, France's last Emperor, was gone, though, by 1870s, and it seems most likely a 50-year commemorative of Louis XVIII's coronation, so 1864. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings.
Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure._gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Snuff Boxes". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.