Covered Snuff Container

Covered Snuff Container, Image 1

Used in a tobacco shop. Finial would be removed from jar to sample a bit of snuff poured onto a tray. The cover (center section) opens just above the shoulder to access the contents, with 2 compartments above.

Date: Circa 1780-1820

Measurement: 17.5"

Material: Treen

Condition: Good-shrinkage crack in center section