Snuff box

German
18th century


Dimensions

Diameter: 5.2cm (2 1/16in.)

Accession Number

02.202a-b

Medium or Technique

Amber, brass

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Boxes

A lidded, round box carved of transparent red amber; both bowl adnd lid were probably fashioned from a single piece of amber. Carved in high relief on the lid is a winged cupid sitting on rocks with a pastoral scene in the background. Along the bottom edge is a fleur-de-lis relief. The interior is fitted with a brass bowl.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum