Overall: 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 3.8 x 7 cm )
stamped: on lid: "COMMODORE/DECATUR/1816"
Rectangular carved brass snuffbox with tinned interior and hinged lid; lid decorated with die-stamped bust of Commodore Stephen Decatur.
Stephen Decatur (1779-1820) was a Commodore in the War of 1812.
Gift of Bernard Cone
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