Snuff Box

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1760-1820

GUSN

GUSN-2472

Description

A small round tortise shell trinket box. Its top is mounted with a silver band and painted with a view of "Sir William Johnson's House of 1733" in a detailed polychrome painting.

Details

Descriptive Terms

snuffboxes
handmade
incising
oil paint (paint)
printing (process)
sterling silver
tortoise shell
silver (metal)
commemoratives
houses
scenes (depictions)
Shell
Sterling Silver
Oil
Incised
Handmade
Transfer Printed
Scenic
House
Commemorative
BOX, SNUFF

Label

In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002.

Inscription

Handpainted on the cover design at the bottom rim is: 1773 Sir William Johnson's House.

Associated Building

Subject Sir William Johnson House,

Additional Identification Number

1991.497A,B

People and Organizations

Sir William Johnson House

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

1 x 3 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.497AB

Places

New York state (United States)

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