Snuff bottle

Object Number: 
1938.331
Date: 
1858-1870
Medium: 
Glass, cork, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 in. ( 12.4 x 7 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on label affixed to bottle: "RAPPEE SNUFF,/MANUFACTURED BY/CHARLES SWEETSE[R],/SAUGUS, MASS./[illeg.]"
Description: 
Brown nonlead glass snuff bottle blown in a three-part mold with rudimentary neck, sloped shoulder, rectangular body with flat chamfers, and pontil mark on base; pasted on front of bottle, remains of paper label printed in black with inscription beginning "RAPPEE SNUFF" below shield and arrows; cork wedged in mouth of bottle.
Gallery Label: 
Charles and George Sweetser operated a cigar and snuff business under the name of Sweetser Brothers between the years of 1858 and 1870, according to Boston city directories (See Publications).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group