Late Victorian Shell and Horn Snuff Box
Heading : Victorian snuff box
Date : 1885-1900
Period : Victoria
Origin : England
Decoration : Plain horn body with 'shell panel in the lid
Size : 8.3 x 3.6 x 2.5cm
Condition : Excellent, very little wear commensurate with age
Restoration : None
Weight : 47 grams
Nasal tobacco does not have the same cache it enjoyed in the 18th and 19th century. The nicotine derivative of choice in the current decade seems to be Vapes and Elf Bars.
These horn snuff boxes are very well made and it would be a shame to consign them to landfill. The covers are tight fitting and I use one as a pill box. One of our ladies keeps her earrings for the evening and has used the same box as a fine receptacle for the visit of tooth fairy! It just take a little imagination. Snuff can still be acquired and can really set the tone of a black tie dinner, we recommend some fortifying beverages consumed out of our extensive range of antique glassware before sampling however, it really does pack a punch.
- Product Code: 22103006
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