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Snuffbox

1928.37 (RS7076)

Description

Gilt metal fish with flexible tail and red glass eyes, interior has a glass vial for holding snuff or smelling salts and small spoon for dispensing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Personal Gear; Smoking & Recreational Drug Equipment
Descriptive terms
accessories
Container, Snuff
glass (material)
smelling bottles
Snuffbox
snuffboxes
Dimensions
1 x 4 1/8 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1928.37
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Howard Van Sinderen
GUSN
102859
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.
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