Snuffbox

Object Number: 
INV.14205
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Silver, onyx
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 2.5 x 5.1 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the base: "STERLING"
Description: 
Seamed gilt silver and onyx snuffbox; rectangular box with straight sides, seamed below the hinge; hinged cover with straight sides; oval flange on the front of the cover; onyx rectangle with chamfered edges set into a molded band on the top of the cover; oval mosaic image of the Piazza St. Peter, Vatican City, Rome in the center of the onyx rectangle; gilt interior; stamped "STERLING" on the base.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group