Circular papier mache snuff box with detachable lid

Made:
1801-1890

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Circular papier mache snuff box with detachable lid, with illustration of eye, ear, and padlocked lips, English, 1801-1890

Snuff is finely powdered tobacco which was snorted or rubbed on to the gums and well-liked for its aroma, taste and stimulating nicotine boost. It was also believed to ward off colds, be good for ear, nose and throat problems and stop snoring.

Details

Category:
Smoking
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A25642
type:
snuff boxes smokiana (containers) and smokiana (containers) and snuff boxes
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust