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Sterling Boxes: Snuff Boxes

Snuff Boxes

Snuff boxes were the symbol of class and social grace back in the day. It’s no wonder these antique pieces have become incredibly popular among collectors. These ornate boxes did have a practical use: people needed a place to store their tobacco. Pipes, cigarettes, and cigars have gained popularity in modern times, but prior to that, people would snuff tobacco. This addictive habit quickly become a social ritual that European elites greatly enjoyed. Antique snuff boxes needed to be fashionable to showcase the user’s elevated status. Purchase a snuff box for your antique collection from Nelson and Nelson Antiques. Visit our New York City store or browse online to view our amazing selection of snuff boxes.

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Antique French Art Deco Silver Box C 1920

French Art Deco 950 silver box, ca 1920. Round and flat. Concentric engine turned ornament with engraved flowers on top center and patera on bottom center. Gilt interior. Sweet and pretty. Marked. Very good condition with some handling wear.

Pocket-sized dimensions: H 3/4 x D 2 1/8 in. Weight: 2.2 troy ounces. #BZ625

Sale Price: $385.00
Listed Price $550.00
German Hanau Rococo Silver Casket Snuffbox

German Rococo 800 silver casket, ca 1900. Rectangular with straight sides and sharp corners. Cover hinged with curved top. Chased scenes of frolicking cherubs in nature. Hanau marks. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 2 1/2 x D 1 3/8 in. Weight: 1.8 troy ounces. #BZ624

Sale Price: $350.00
Listed Price $500.00
European Japonesque Silver Spice Box in Form of Articulated Fish

European silver fish-form spice box, 19th century. Hinged head and lower mouth, and faceted red eyes. Articulated and scalloped wide body, and hinged fins and tail. Loose-mounted ring. Unmarked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Overall dimensions: H 1 5/8 x L 3 1/8 x D 1 7/8 in. #BS513

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00