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Snuff box

Object Number: 
1942.443
Date: 
ca. 1824
Medium: 
Tortoise shell, gold, brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 8.3 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in relief on medallion beneath cameo: "MOREL FACIT"
Description: 
Tortoise shell snuffbox with hinged lid, rectangular in shape with oval medallion with gilded cameo portrait of unidentified gentleman mounted on lid under glass.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this snuffbox was presented to Lafayette to the Brower family of New York, with whom he stayed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William E. Brower in memory of her husband
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group