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Snuffboxes
Snuffboxes

Snuffboxes held snuff. Taking snuff was popular long before cigarettes became available. The gentleman or lady would take a small pinch of the ground tobacco or snuff in the fingers, then sniff it and sneeze. Snuffboxes were made of many materials, including gold, silver, enameled metal, and wood. Most snuffboxes date from the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries. Snuffboxes have strong hinges so that they could keep out air that would dry out the snuff. Snuff bottles are listed in the Bottle category.

 

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SnuffboxesShell Cowrie, Hinged Lid, Silver Mounted, c.1800, 3 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesTortoiseshell Louis XV, Embossed Basket Weave, 20K Gold, Paris, c.1740, 2 1/2 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesSilverHinged Lid, Shell Shape, Repousse Design, Hallmarks, 1 1/2 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesGoldTortoiseshell, Picture Inset, Girl In Classical Dress, c.1800, 2 In. Illustrated 2012Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesPorcelainBrass, Chinoiserie, Exotic Figures, France, 1800s, 3 In. Illustrated , 2012Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesToleHorseshoe,Hinged,Painted,Applied Silver Bust,Early 1700s,3 1/2 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesSilverCrow,Gold Washed Interior,Hinged,Incised,Tooled,Dutch,3 x 1 3/4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesMicro MosaicEnamel,Cranberry Glass,Classical Ruins,Hinged Lid,1 x 2 1/2 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesSilver GuillocheEnameled,Gilt,Flowers,Tooled Dots,Hallmarked,3/4 x 1 3/4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesBronze Woman, Tourmalines, Scrolls, Enamel, Gilt, France, c.1880, 1 x 2 1/2 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesPapier-Mache Older Man, Stobwasser Style, Germany, 19th Century, 1 1/2 x 4 3/4 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
Snuffboxes14K Gold Ruby, Bands Of Flowers, Etched Diamonds, Rectangular, 3 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesCowrie Shell Silver Hinged Lid, Sweden, c.1856, 3 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesPapier-Mache Military Officer On Horseback, Oficier Der Krakhuser, 3 1/8 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesPapier-Mache Painted, Orange & White Compass Star, Blue Ground, Round, 2 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesSilver Moses Basket, Hooded, Infant, c.1895, 2 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
SnuffboxesTortoiseshell Gilt Silver Mount, 19th Century, 2 1/2 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
 SnuffboxesCelluloid Mandarin Figure, Carved, Glass Eyes, Painted Hair, c.1800, 4 1/4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 SnuffboxesCowrie Shell Monogram, Silver Gilt, Ireland,1818, 1 1/4 x 2 3/4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 SnuffboxesSilver Hinged Lid, Engraved Cyrillic Writing, Russia, 3 x 1 1/4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 SnuffboxesSilver Painted Courtly Cover, Guilloche Enameled Base, c.1900, 3 1/4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 SnuffboxesTortoiseshell Silver Mounted, Oval Carnelian, Agate, c.1713, 4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 SnuffboxesTortoiseshell Silver, Mother-Of-Pearl, Birds, Acanthus, Curlicues, 3 1/8 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 SnuffboxesWood Leather, Book Shape, Drawer, c.1880, 2 x 4 x 5 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 SnuffboxesBrass Engraved Marriage Scene, 2 Hinged Lids, Oval, Dutch, 1700s, 3 x 4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price


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