Object Record

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Object Name Snuffbox
Artist Unknown
Description Small round snuff box of wood with small metal rivet at center. Painted yellow ground with painted black circles on top creating a tortoise shell like pattern. Lid can no longer be removed from box. Old accession record indicates that snuff and pressed papers are inside, as well as a handwritten note (see provenance).
Date early 19th c.
Material wood, metal
Dimensions H-0.75 Dia-2.5 inches
Makers mark None
Category 3: Personal Artifacts
Sub-category Personal Gear
Catalog Number 1976.50
Provenance Owned by Adeline Follett Razee. Snuff use referred to in Ruth Burleigh's "School Days".

Earlier accession found a handwritten note in Snuff box "Adeline Follett Razee's snuff box. She was Lois E. Razee Holmes' mother and married to Benjamin Razee on April 16, 1829."
Source unknown