About this object

This snuff box was presented to Liverpool pilot, Samuel Jones in 1842. It is inscribed 'presented to Samuel Jones of pilot Boat No.4, in admiration of his conduct whilst in charge of the Ship Grace for Antigua, off the Banks on the night of 25 Oct 1842'.

Samuel Jones was born in 1815, and was a Liverpool pilot from 1837-1876. He died in 1900.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Snuff box
  • Accession no.
    MMM.1993.36
  • Type
    Box
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1842
  • Materials
    Silver
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    25 mm x 62 mm x 95 mm
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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