Georgian Horn and Tortoiseshell Snuff Box, 19th Century

Age:
19th Century
Material:
Horn & Tortoiseshell
Dimensions:
5.5cm x 2cm x 1.5cm
Shipping:
Standard Parcel
Price:
£ 50
This item is available to view and buy at:
13A Bangor Road
Edinburgh
EH6 5JY
Georgian hinged snuff box made from horn and tortoiseshell and finished with a smooth dark lacquer.
The box closes tightly and is in very good condition with minor age related scratches
Snuff originated in the Americas and was in common use in Europe by the 17th century. It is a smokeless tobacco made from ground tobacco leaves which is inhaled or "snuffed" through the nose.