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The lid set with a silver medallion depicting St George and the Dragon
Circa 1830 – 40
Size: 16cm dia. 4cm high – 6¼ ins dia. 1½ ins high
These large snuffboxes were intended for passing along the table at convivial functions or for a free dip on the counter of a tobacconists shop or at an Inn. In such establishments the snuff would have been rasped daily into a large circular box and was kept in condition by moistening it when necessary, usually with salt water, as the majority of takers preferred moist rather than dry snuff.