Christopher Clarke

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Prisoner of War Snuff Box

Prisoner of War Snuff Box

As you might expect, this Prisoner of War Snuff Box is made in bone. The sides are carved out of one section with the base fitted by one long dovetail joint to each side. The slide lid is also held by single dovetails to each side. The box is decorated with vertical moulding lines and the bottom of the interior is lined in a soft wood. A thriving industry grew in the prison yards of the Napoleonic Wars with a large variety of items made to sell to the local population. Early 19th century.

 

 

Height: 1.5 ins.
Width: 1.5 ins.
Depth: 2.125 ins.
Ref. 7810 SOLD