LL 2325

About this object

A large double sided box made from gold inset with a brown and blue jasper medallion on one side and a green and blue jasper medallion on the other. Each medallion is decorated with white jasper sprigging.
This large box may be a table snuff box. Snuff is made from dried, powdered, tobacco. Snuff should be kept in a box with a tightly sealing lid in order to keep it fresh. During the eighteenth century snuff taking was very popular with both men and women.
  • Date
    1790 - 1800
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Jasperware; Gold
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 03, Case 9004
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    33 mm x 133 mm x 93 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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