Snuff Box

Snuff Box

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Currently not on view
Object Name
box, snuff
Other Terms
Box, Snuff; Smoking Equipment
date made
1750 - 1800
place made
Physical Description
tortoise shell (lid, bottom material)
pewter (inlay material)
ivory (lid lining material)
silver (mounts material)
metal, white (hinge material)
tinned sheet iron (strap across bottom material)
overall: 5/8 in x 3 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
catalog number
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object