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Late 17th – early 18th Century
Size: 1cm high, 8cm wide, 5cm deep - ½ ins high, 3 ins wide, 2 ins deep
Louis XIV had an aversion to the taking of snuff so many of the snuff boxes produced at the time were discreet rather than showy, enabling the nobility who lived at Versailles to indulge in snuff taking secretly so avoiding royal displeasure.