Papier-mâché snuff box, England, 1850-1900

Made:
1850-1900 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Papier mache snuff box, rectangular-shaped, embossed advertisement for Navy Cut cigarettes on lid, made in England, 1850-1900

Embossed on to the lid of this papier-mâché snuff box is an advert for another tobacco product, Diamond Navy Cut Cigarettes. Snuff became popular in the 1660s for its taste, aroma and stimulating nicotine boost. Applying the finely powdered tobacco on to the gums or up the nose was also said to be good for ear, nose and throat problems, common colds and stopping snoring.

Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
A35009
type:
snuff box smokiana (containers) and smokiana (containers) and snuff box
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • snuff container

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