Very finely carved French, coquilla nut Naval Ship Snuff Box.
Named "Scipion" , with 80 Guns. There are, five french naval ships named after 'Scipion' ,but only Two with 80 Guns , 1766-1795 and 1813-1846. (The other 3 only had 74 Guns.)
There is a deeply carved Figure of Napoleon holding a telescope on the Deck in full French Naval Kit.
The Figurehead has some restoration and represents One of the greatest Roman Generals 'Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus' after whom the ship was named . He is thought to have been one of the worlds greatest war stagegist's .
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