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Snuffbox

Object Number: 
1937.66
Date: 
ca. 1816
Medium: 
Brass, tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 3.8 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on lid: "COMMODORE/DECATUR/1816"
Description: 
Rectangular carved brass snuffbox with tinned interior and hinged lid; lid decorated with die-stamped bust of Commodore Stephen Decatur.
Gallery Label: 
Stephen Decatur (1779-1820) was a Commodore in the War of 1812.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bernard Cone
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group