Snuffbox

Object Number: 
1946.289
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Silver, tortoise shell
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 7 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center of base: "H : L" in block letters
Description: 
Seamed and wrought silver and tortoise shell snuffbox; oval box with straight sides seamed beneath the nailed cylindrical hinge; applied oval, slightly domed base engraved, "H : L" in block letters in the center; oval tortoise shell cover set into a molded band which attaches to the hinge; shell engraved with a vignette of a man fishing in front of a church; no maker's mark.
Gallery Label: 
This snuffbox belonged to H. Lewis.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Alice Porter Seltzer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group