An Unusual French Snuffbox

Height: 3 3/4" 9.5cm
Depth: 2" 5cm
Length: 7" 18cm
Origination: French
Circa: 1788-1830

A most unusual double snuffbox celebrating the Océan-class battleships of the French Navy. The Océan-class ships of the line were a series of 118-gun three-decker ships designed by engineer Jacques-Noël Sané. Fifteen were completed from 1788 on, with the last one entering service in 1854; a sixteenth was never completed, and four more were never laid down.



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