"Solace" Snuffbox

Description:

Rounded, rectangular case for "Solace" chewing tobacco, repousse chased in a scrolled font diagonally across its snap-closure, hinged lid; rest of box is plain. Rounded tab at center front of lid to open. Gold-washed interior. Lid inside is struck incuse at lower left "GORHAM MFG. CO" over trademark (outline of a right-facing lion passant, anchor, and gothic or Old English "G"), "STERLING" and date mark of a right-facing rooster; and at upper right "COMPLIMENTS OF / JOHN ANDERSON & CO." in incuse roman letters.

One of two identical "Solace" boxes, DL*60.1814A-B. Made by Gorham for John H. Anderson & Co. of New York, NY, manufacturer of "Solace" brand chewing tobacco.

Date Made: 1890

Maker: Gorham Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Rhode Island, ProvidencePlace Retailed: United States: New York, New York City

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.60.1814ACatalog Number: 60.1814AAccession Number: 200122

Object Name: snuffbox

Physical Description: silver (overall material)gold (interior wash material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 6.0325 cm x 8.89 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a573-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_316448

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