Snuff Box

Snuff Box

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Object Name
box, snuff
Other Terms
Box Snuff; Smoking Equipment
date made
ca 1790
ca 1791
place made
Physical Description
tortoise shell (overall material)
ivory (carving material)
ink (inscriptions material)
silk (backing material)
glass (lens material)
gold, rose (frame material)
brass (mounting pins material)
overall: 7/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Lemuel Pope
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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