Snuff Box

Snuff Box

late 1700s

manufacturer

South Staffordshire Factory

(British)

Enamel on copper with gilt metal mounts

Overall: 2.3 x 7 x 5.5 cm (7/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.617

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Description

A decorative scene of lovers with a lute and sheet music adorns the lid of this pocket snuff box. Small enough to keep in the pocket of a waistcoat, this ornamental box would have been considered an elegant gift during the 18th century--possibly a lover’s token.

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