Snuffbox

Object Number: 
1942.420
Date: 
1812-1820
Medium: 
Sheet metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 2.2 x 7.9 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in black on lid: "Perry"
Description: 
Rectangular sheet metal snuffbox with canted corners and hinged lid; body marbled with gray and yellow enamel; lid painted with portrait of Commodore Perry.
Gallery Label: 
The portrait on this snuffbox likely depicts Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), the U.S. Navy commander famous for his defeat of the British fleet on Lake Erie in 1813.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group