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Snuff box

Object Number: 
1954.103
Date: 
ca. 1700
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 in. ( 3.5 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the side: "HH" conjoined in a rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver snuffbox; oval box with straight sides and molded edges; repoussé chase scene on the base of Susannah and the Elders with the elders tearing her robes off; repoussé chased cover with grotesques amongst foliate scrolls surround a shield with the arms of the de Peyster family, a tree of the field between two sheep grazing, surmounted by a helmet and tree of the field; stamped on the side.
Gallery Label: 
This snuffbox belonged to Johannes De Peyster III (1694-1789), mayor of Albany.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Sr.; The Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group