Snuff bottle

Object Number: 
1938.325b
Date: 
1820-1870
Medium: 
Glass, cork, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 8.9 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on label affixed to bottle: "LORIL/LARD'S/MACCOBOY SNUFF/Manufactured by/GEO. W. HELME CO. SUCCESSOR TO/P. LORILLARD CO./NOTICE: THE MANUFACTURER OF THIS TOBACCO HAS COM-/PLIED WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS OF LAW EVERY PER-/SON IS CAUTIONED, UNDER THE P
Description: 
Brown nonlead glass snuff bottle blown in a three-part mold with rudimentary neck, rounded shoulder, square body with rounded corners, rectangular indentation on base, and diagonal mold seam; pasted on front, remains of paper label printed in black with illustration of Indian holding smoking pipe and leaning on cask marked "LORILLARD'S", above inscription beginning "MACCOBOY SNUFF"; cork wedged in mouth of bottle.
Gallery Label: 
Peter and George Lorillard founded a business for the manufacture of snuff in 1794, when they built mills in New York for that express purpose. Lorillard's operated at 30 Chatham Street until 1818. (See Publications) According to the label, Geo. W. Helme Co. succeeded to this business, at an unknown date.
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