Circular dark object with raised pattern, on an orange smokey background

Silver circular box with engraved design on top, with red leather circular case to left

 Silver snuff box

 Edward Farrell, 1823



 ‘Snuff’ is finely ground tobacco leaves, inhaled or sniffed to deliver   a quick hit of nicotine. A fashionable pastime in the 18th and 19th   centuries, snuff was often stored in portable luxury containers like   this. The detailed design on this silver box shows a battle
 between figures on horseback.

 View catalogue entry for silver snuff box

Part of the exhibition Unfamiliar.

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