Vernis Martin is a generic term to describe the 18th Century French lacquer produced in the manner and style of the Martin Brothers. Guillaume, the eldest Martin brother, opened a lacquer workshop in Paris around 1710 with his siblings. Around 1728 the Martin family developed an imitation copal-based lacquer, designed to compete with the popular lacquer work from China and Japan. The workshop is widely recognised for inventing lacquered papier mâché snuffboxes in the 1740s.
With a gradual disassociation from East Asian lacquer, the great French tradition of lacquer work decorative arts was born. Diameter: 7.6 cm or 3 inches.Height: 2.8 cm or 1 1/8 inches. In good antique condition, without serious damage or restoration. Expected signs of use and wear commensurate with substantial age also internally, including oxidisation to the metal frame to the top of the lid. There is also the remnants of a varnished surface visible to the domed glass covering the painting within the lid.
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Your satisfaction is our priority. The item "C1770, ANTIQUE 18thC FRENCH LOUIS XV VERNIS MARTIN LACQUER PAINTED SNUFF BOX" is in sale since Thursday, February 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Tobacciana & Smoking Supplies\Snuff Boxes". The seller is "phoenixchild0" and is located in Winchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.