Snuff bottle

Object Number: 
Z.502
Date: 
1794-1850
Medium: 
Glass, cork, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 10.8 x 7 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on paper label affixed to bottle, front: "HONEY DEW FRESH/SCOTCH SNUFF,/MANUFACTURED AND SOLD BY/PETER LORILLARD,/[illeg.]TE PETER AND GEORGE LORILLA[label torn]/16 [label torn] 03 Chambers Street,/[label torn] EW YORK." printed: on paper label
Description: 
Dark olive nonlead glass snuff bottle blown in a three part mold with rudimentary neck, slightly rounded shoulder, rectangular body with flat chamfers, and mold seam on base; pasted on front, paper label printed in black with illustration of beehive and casks with factory building and ship mast in background, followed by inscription beginning "HONEY DEW FRESH SCOTCH SNUFF MANUFACTURED AND SOLD BY PETER LORILLARD"; on other side of bottle, paper label with inscription beginning "CAUTION. Purchasers are requested..."; 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) This bottle bears a label with an address on Chambers Street; thus, its date of distribution is unknown.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group