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snuff box
  • Russia
  • snuff box, circa 1817
  • Where object was made: Russia
  • silver
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 1.9 x 7 x 8.6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2948

Snuff box with engraving on the top. The engraving is of a statue of a man (Peter I) on a horse ; in the background are structures with arched openings at the bottom. Band with foliate design around the border. The inscription on the lid translates to "Peter I and Catherine II." The bottom of the box is engraved with arms (helmet, flags, drums, and other instruments).