Seven (7) small boxes including Chinese, English burlwood, and Bilston / Battersea enamel. 1st grouping: 3 Chinese or Southeast Asian small boxes, late 19th to early 20th century, including a figural horn snuff box in the form of a duck with brass wire wrapped neck and hinged wing, opening to a cavity underneath, 2 3/4" L overall; 1 boxwood card case with lift top, both parts carved with figures in a landscape, 3 7/8"H; and 1 black lacquer snuff box with lid having an inlaid abalone shell border and central oval reserve (crazing to lid). Inside this box is an enameled silver brooch marked Siam Sterling and a cloisonne pendant, both mid to late 20th century. 3 1/4"L. 2nd grouping: 2 Burlwood boxes including a hinged burlwood cigarette case with painted monogram JS, 3 3/4"L, and a rectangular burlwood snuff box with inlaid shield on hinged lid and a rounded front and back, 2 7/8"L (contains a small silver lighter, which does not appear to be functional). 6th item: Battersea Bilston enameled porcelain patch or snuff box, the hinged mirrored lid with floral border enclosing a motto, "Time by moments steals away / First the hour, then the Day/ Small the Daily loss Appears / Yet it soon amounts to Years". 1" H x 1 5/8" W x 1 1/2" D. English, late 18th century, acquired from the estate of late American singer Kate Smith. 7th item: Enameled shell covered coin purse with silver metal edging, 2"W. Some damage to leather lining. Provenance: The Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN; acquired from the estate of American singer Kate Smith. CONDITION: All items very good condition with minor wear except where noted in description above.
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