Snuffbox

Description:

Rectangular case with rounded ends and a rounded-edge, flat lid and bottom; the lid is engraved with a border of split scrolls between lines of fine reeding, scallops and dots around the inscription "Saengerbund. / to his / Leader Prof. F. Kley. / Jan. 1\st 1874.", while the bottom is plain. Box sides are made of a die-stamped band featuring birds perched on a continuous, undulating branch bearing different kinds of flowers and leaves. Gold washed interior. Bottom underside struck "ENGLISH STERLING" (curved) in incuse roman letters. No other marks.

Date Made: 1874Engraved Date: 1874-01-01

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: EnglandPlace Used: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.1803Catalog Number: 60.1803Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: snuffbox

Physical Description: silver (overall material)gold (interior wash material)Measurements: overall: 1 in x 2 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 2.54 cm x 5.715 cm x 8.5725 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a753-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_316445

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