Snuff box

Snuff box
Title
Snuff box
Date 
ca. 1824
Medium 
Tortoise shell, gold, brass, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 8.3 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
Tortoise shell snuffbox with hinged lid, rectangular in shape with oval medallion with gilded cameo portrait of unidentified gentleman mounted on lid under glass.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. William E. Brower in memory of her husband
Object Number 
1942.443
Marks 
painted: in relief on medallion beneath cameo: "MOREL FACIT"
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this snuffbox was presented to Lafayette to the Brower family of New York, with whom he stayed.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group