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Snuffbox

Object Number: 
1942.606ab
Date: 
1715-1770
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
carved: on lid: "S.M. DERE" carved: on bottom: "GIO:RED1"
Description: 
Circular carved ivory snuffbox bearing image of Madonna and child on lid and portrait of a king (James III) in profile at bottom, both in low relief and with traces of red, blue, and green paint; floral decoration on sides; there is a note inside which gives a biography of King James III.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Misses Eliza R. and Mary Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group