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"Solace" Snuffbox

"Solace" Snuffbox

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
snuffbox
date made
1890
maker
Gorham Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
place retailed
United States: New York, New York City
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
ID Number
DL.60.1814A
catalog number
60.1814A
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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