Snuff box

Object Number: 
1941.273
Date: 
1813/14
Medium: 
Silver, gilt
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 3 x 2 in. ( 2.5 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the interior: "T*P/ R*M" in a square twice, lion passant in a cartouche twice, "s" in a chamfered rectangle, leopard's head crowned in a shield, the King's head in an oval
Description: 
Cast and wrought George III gilt silver snuff box; rectangular box with an applied, repoussé chased grape leaf band between reeded borders around the sides; three sided bezel; hinged rectangular lid; lid and base decorated with applied, repoussé chased grape vine bands; makers' marks stamped on the interior of the lid and box.
Gallery Label: 
This box was said to have belonged to Lewis Morris, one of the singers of the Declaration of Independence; Morris, however, died before the snuffbox was made.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Babcock Morris, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group