Antique Pewter Snuffbox Snuff Box Curved Profile Hinged Lid Raised Scroll Décor
Description: Offered here is an antique (mid 19 century) pewter snuff box or snuffbox. The box is rectangular in shape with a curved profile to fit nicely in the palm of your hand. The edges of the entire box are decorated with beautiful and rather elaborate raised scroll decoration. The center of the lid and the base have a dotted pattern, while the sides of the box have the nice raised scroll design. The box has a hinged lid on the top with the hinge being about a fifth of the way into the top. The lid closes well and sits tightly on the curved sides. The inside of the box is undecorated and shows reddish brown soiling, which we assume is residue of snuff from days gone by. The hinge is intact and works fine and the lid closes securely. The box is all original and is in very good condition for being over 150 years old. A nice snuff box in very good condition after being around for over 150 years, which would make a nice addition to any collection. Pleases carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description
Date: Uncertain but was made sometime in mid to late 1800s (mid to late 19th century).
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The box measures ~2 5/8" by ~1 1/2" by ~1/2" and weighs about 2.3 ounces.
Marks: Unmarked as to the name of the maker.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: An interesting antique snuffbox in very good original condition, which would make a nice addition to your snuffbox collection or tobacco/smoking related collection.
Condition: The box is in very good condition with minor dings and scratches throughout. The raised scroll design shows some wear here and there but is still great looking. The hinge is intact and the lid closes properly and sits tight on the curved sides. The interior of the box is soiled with a reddish-brown residue which we believe is from the snuff which was stored in it in the past. The exterior of the box has soiling throughout and a dark patina. The front edge of the lip of the inside of the lid shows some small dings, distortion and general roughness (see the last two photos). Other than that, the box is all original and is in very good condition after being around for over 150 years. The box could probably use a good cleaning to bring its full beauty out, but we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. Just a nice antique pewter snuffbox worthy of a spot in any collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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