Glass, cork, paper
Overall: 4 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 in. ( 12.4 x 7 x 5.1 cm )
printed: on label affixed to bottle: "RAPPEE SNUFF,/MANUFACTURED BY/CHARLES SWEETSE[R],/SAUGUS, MASS./[illeg.]"
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.
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).
Gift of Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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