Overall: 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 2.2 x 7.9 x 4.4 cm )
painted: in black on lid: "Perry"
Rectangular sheet metal snuffbox with canted corners and hinged lid; body marbled with gray and yellow enamel; lid painted with portrait of Commodore Perry.
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.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.