Snuffbox

Snuffbox

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
snuffbox
date made
1874
engraved date
1874-01-01
place made
United Kingdom: England
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
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
ID Number
DL.60.1803
catalog number
60.1803
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
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.

Note: Comment submission is temporarily unavailable while we make improvements to the site. We apologize for the interruption. If you have a question relating to the museum's collections, please first check our Collections FAQ. If you require a personal response, please use our Contact page.