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Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes For Sale
Unique Limoges France Hand Painted Pink Sea Shell Porcelain Trinket Box
Located in Tustin, CA
Collectible and very unique, Limoges porcelain miniature trinket box is handmade and hand painted in France. It features a beautifully hand painted pink and orange sea shell with bla...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Porcelain

English Porcelain Patch Box with Irish References, ""Forget Not Erin" Motto
Located in Downingtown, PA
English porcelain gold-ground botanical patch box with Irish references, "Forget Not Erin" Motto, Attributed to Coalport, Circa 1820 This spectacular English porcelain box is of cir...
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1820s English Regency Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Porcelain

Vintage Art Deco Walnut and Walnut-Root Box, Italy
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1930s - 1940s. Made in walnut and walnut-root. It is a vintage piece, but it's been recently restored, therefore it can be considered as in excellent condition and re...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Walnut

Unique Limoges France Hand Painted Bellows Porcelain Trinket Box
Located in Tustin, CA
Collectible and very unique, Limoges porcelain miniature trinket box is handmade and hand painted in France and features a very detailed bellows with a hand-painted burning logs scen...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Porcelain

Limoges France Hand Painted French Sleigh Bed Porcelain Trinket Box
Located in Tustin, CA
Collectible and very unique, Limoges porcelain miniature trinket box is handmade and hand painted in France and features a very detailed French style sleigh bed with hand painted scr...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Porcelain

Limoges France Hand Painted Dresser With Hat & Music Book Porcelain Trinket Box
Located in Tustin, CA
Collectible and very unique, Limoges porcelain miniature trinket box is handmade and hand painted in France and features a very detailed wood grain dresser with hand painted handles and paneled sides on cabriole legs. The fancy antique gold gilt finish ormolu mounts add authentic French flair which double as the rims or fittings of the box that open up to reveal a handpainted stack of shirts inside. The closure is a petite rococo style shell. On top of the dresser lays a yellow hat accented with a bow and a pink rose along with a music book...
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Late 20th Century French French Provincial Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Porcelain

Sterling Silver Machine Turned Engraved Cheroot Case W H Haseler 1920
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Sterling Silver Machine Turned Engraved Cheroot Case W H Haseler Ltd. 1920 Hallmarked W.H.H Birmingham V Hallmark Engraving to front 85 grams
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Early 20th Century British Art Deco Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver

Wooden Box, Jewelry , Acanthus Leave Motifs
Located in Clermont, FL
By Morris & Co ; a decorative arts and furnishings company founded by William Morris in 1861 that played a significant role in the Arts and Crafts Movement. No longer in production...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Arts and Crafts Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Brass

Chinese lacquer Tobacco box with 24 carat pure gold decorations 1940s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chinese lacquer tobacco box with 24 carat pure gold decorations
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1940s Chinese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Gold Plate

Two Tobacco Boxes
Located in Greenwich, CT
Two matching turned Lignum Vitae and bone barrel-form tobacco barrels with turned bone button handles, ring turned bodies, both with great color and patina. Treen, size listed is ...
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Late 19th Century English Edwardian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Bone, Wood

Cute Black Forest Carved Wood Bear Match Box Holder with Ashtray Brienz
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
Ths antique German or Swiss bear figurine is a really lovely item and a remarkable piece of craftsmanship regarding its fine carving, dating back to approximately 1880. Carved from...
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1880s German Victorian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

Silver - gilt box with Catherine the Great
Located in Braintree, GB
Description Antique silver-gilt round box with medal coin, featuring Catherine the Great. The Cover is set with a medal showing the profile of Catherine the Great, depicted as Mine...
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1780s Russian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver

Antique Queen Anne Britannia Silver Tobacco Box
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Queen Anne English Britannia silver tobacco box; an addition to our 18th century collection. This exceptional, fine and impressive antiqu...
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Early 1700s English Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Britannia Standard Silver

British Sterling Silver Art Deco Engraved Cigarette Case By Harman Bros. 1931
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Elegant Art Deco Sterling Silver Engraved Cigarette Case By Renowned British SilverSmiths Harman Bros. Birmingham 1931. Weight 129grams Hallmarked H BROS Birmingham Hallmark G Ideal...
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Early 20th Century British Art Deco Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver

A Very Fine Early 20th Century Enamelled Sterling Silver Cigarette Case
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
The front of the case exhibiting an exquisite hand painted panel depicting sprays of irises in shades of lavender, royal blue & green, set against a radiant white enamelled machined ...
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Mid-20th Century English Machine Age Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Ivan Ivanovich Futikin 1871 Russia Moscow Vesta Striker Case 875 Silver & Niello
By Ivan Ivanovich Futikin
Located in Miami, FL
Vesta case with wick cord designed by Futikin Ivan Ivanovich. Exceptional and very beautiful vesta striker case from the late 19rh century, created in Moscow during the Imperial Rus...
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19th Century Russian Empire Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver

Antique Austrian Figural Tobacco Jar by Johann Maresch
Located in Bath, GB
One of the most charming examples I have seen from the Austrian artist, Johann Maresch. Created from painted terracotta, the jar is in the form of a barrel with a Dachshund coming o...
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Early 1900s Austrian Edwardian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Terracotta

Markowitsch & Scheid 1875 Mechanical Vesta Case In .900 Sterling With Niello
Located in Miami, FL
Mechanical vesta case designed by Michael Markowitsch & George Adam Scheid. Beautiful antique fusee vesta case, created in Vienna Austria at the silversmiths workshop of Markowitsch...
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1870s Austrian High Victorian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Louis Kuppenheim 1900 Germany Neo Classic Vesta Oval Box In .900 Silver Pill Box
Located in Miami, FL
Neo classic vesta box by Louis Kuppenheim. A beautiful vesta box, created in Germany in the turn of the 20th century, back in the 1900. This superb pocket oval box was carefully crafted with neo classical patterns in solid .900/.999 silver. Show exceptional workmanship with remarkably details as you expect from the iconic jewelry workshop of Louis Kuppenheim. It is fitted with a hinge and a tension element for fastening opening and closing. Actually this box can be easily used as a pill box. Weight: 24.3 Grams, (15.58 Dwt). Measurements: 46 mm by 25 mm by 17 mm (1.81 x 0.98 x 0.67 Inches). Hallmarks: Stamped with German pre 1922 marks, the maker's mark LK inside an oval cartouche associated to the workshop of Louis Kuppenheim, the mark for the silver assay 900 and signed in the border rim, "LK .900". Louis Kuppenheim The company was grounded in 1854 by Louis Kuppenheim (1824-1889) and Heinrich Witzenmann, specialized in silver and gold and -enameled artefacts. On the World Exhibition in 1900 the firm received a gold medal for a letter opener. In that same year the company opened a branch in the Rue Richelieu 67 in Paris. In these years some designs by Hans Christiansen were executed, amongst them very delicately enameled silver cigarette cases. The enamels on the several silver and gold pieces was of very high standard, and sometimes even gems like rubies were applied. Very famous were the ladies silver vanity cases with cute animals like cats and monkeys...
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Early 20th Century German Neoclassical Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Rose Covered Cottage
By Rochard Limoges
Located in Nantucket, MA
Every year Anderson's Nantucket designs a new limoges hand made in Limoges, France high fired porcelain, hand pained, each showcase the uniqueness of Nantucket island. Specifically, ...
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2010s French Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Porcelain

A Set of 2 Treen Pomanders in Yew Wood
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A Set of 2 Treen Pomanders in Yew Wood 2 small round early 19th century yew wood lady's pomanders, these unscrew in the centre with scent holes to both sides. one of these has what ...
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19th Century Georgian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Yew

English Rosewood And Brass Humidor On Stand
Located in Essex, MA
Squarish rectangular hinged lid opening to a compartment. Later mahogany base.
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Brass, Tin

Cigar Humidor Burl Wood Cigar Box France 1970 Brown Black Color
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Very nice humidor cigar box, in Burl Wood. This box is large, was made in France in the 1960s. It has a brown and Black color. Under the box, you have some scratch ,see detailed pic...
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1970s French Vintage Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood, Burl

Small Box In Rock Crystal And Bronze XIX
Located in Madrid, ES
Small Box In Rock Crystal And Bronze XIX Austrian box from the end of the 19th century in quartz (rock crystal) and gilded bronze Good condition Measures: 6x4x2.5 cm Good condition
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1880s Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Rock Crystal

Silver & Gold Cigarette Case Gifted to Prince Axel
Located in Grantham, GB
The Cigarette Case of rectangular form with an engine turned simulated wave border with central alternating strips of rose Gold, engine turned decoration and applied yellow gold. The...
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Early 20th Century European Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Gold, Silver

French 1750 Antique Double Compartment Pocket Snuff Flask Carved In Coquille Nut
Located in Miami, FL
Pocket snuff flask carved from coquille nut. Amazing small pocket snuff bottle, carved from a large coquille nut. This antique piece was created in the shape of a spinning top with two secret compartments which can be unscrewed to open. Made in the continental Europe and most probably French or Portuguese provenance from the 18th century, circa 1780. Extensively decorated with organic and floral motifs with a beautiful image of a nut on the upper part. Curiously due to the shape of this piece, it could be played as a spinning tool on a table. This adds a particular interest for the multiple use with which the carving was conceived. Weight: 42.60 Grams. Measurements: Diameter of 40 mm and a height of 89 mm (1.57 x 3.5 Inches). Hallmarks: No marks, gorgeous deep antique patina. Coquille Nut The coquille nut emanates from swampy areas on the eastern side of South America, from a palm known as the “attalea funiefera”. Brazilians call it “Piassabe”. The nuts were introduced into Western Europe in the mid-16th century, and used for small carved objects until the end of the 19th century. Coquille nut is a fruit of a Brazilian palm...
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1750s French Louis XV Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Chestnut, Fruitwood

CARTIER Paris Sterling Silver cigarette box. Art Deco 1930
Located in Encino, CA
CARTIER Sterling Silver and Vermeil cigarette boxes, France, Circa 1930. Stamped CARTIER PARIS LONDRES Red velvet Cartier pouch. Dimensions: H.1/2" x W.4"7/8 x D.3"1/2 Weight: 5.87 O...
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1930s Vintage Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver

Antique Georgian Silver Snuff Box with Floral Border - Thomas Wilkes Barker 1824
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer this Georgian solid silver pocket snuff box with the marks of Thomas Wilkes Barker, London 1824. Classically Georgian in design, this pocket snuff box fea...
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19th Century Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Antique Solid Silver Gilt Snuff Box with Beautiful Engravings - c.1800
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer this fabulous solid silver gilt snuff box made c.1800 most likely of continental origin and possibly French (by design). The box features a wonderfully ...
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19th Century Georgian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver

English William IV pewter open canister, 1800's
Located in Kenilworth, IL
English William IV polished pewter open canister with engine turned scoring on the top and bottom rims. Unmarked. The condition is polished with wear to the base consistent with age ...
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19th Century English William IV Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Pewter

Refined Cigarette Etui in Silver, 1908-1926, Made in Moscow, Russia
Located in Knivsta, SE
Refined Cigarette Etui in Silver, 1908-1926, Made in Moscow, Russia. A beautiful case for cigarettes of Russian origin. Adorned with a series of styliz...
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1910s Russian Vintage Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver

Unique & Stunning 1800s Bronze & Brass Betel Nut Box Museum Quality & Condition
Located in Lisse, NL
Top quality, good size and excellent condition antique box for the connoisseurs. How do you price a one of a kind antique of a quality and beauty that cannot be found anywhere in th...
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19th Century Asian Islamic Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Brass, Bronze

French Silver Niello Snuff Box, Hunting Scene, early 19th century
Located in St. Catharines, ON
A rare French silver nielloed snuff box featuring a mythological hunting scene on the cover within a finely detailed wooded landscape, a hound barking up a tree is being restrained b...
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1830s French Romantic Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver

Antique Silver Snuff Box Hunting Scene Design - 1837
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer this Victorian solid silver snuff box with the maker's mark of Charles Rawlings & William Summers, London 1837. Whilst the box's shape and initial geometric design by itself may not be of distinction, it is undeniably the marvellous hand engraving that profusely embellishes all sides of the box that truly makes this a unique snuff box. The top lid features a monogrammed cartouche embedded within a wreath of acanthus and folate scrolls. Hidden within the design is a stag hunt scene, where a stag (on the left) is being chased by two hounds (one slightly below the stag to the right and the other on the far right). Although impressive at first glance, it is only upon spending more time looking closer from various angles that one can fully appreciate the artistic engraving of the scene that is akin to a painting. The scene has been carefully planned out and engraved in layers and stages such that it creates motion, emotion and captures the chaotic nature of a stag hunt. For instance, the stag appears to be jumping out of the bushes as its left leg jumps out in the foreground whilst its right leg appears to be caught up behind another acanthus scroll. Its facial expression is depicted with trepidation and its tongue is sticking out, yet, to retain stylistic and artistic aesthetics, its neck and head slightly tilts up following the curvature of the central cartouche without obstructing the design. The two hounds are also carefully positioned to portray their unrelenting energy and speed, the one close to the stag appearing from the right and the other prancing through the leaves from above and behind. The interior of the snuff box is fully gilt with a beautiful rich gold tone and a presentation engraving by an MP is beautifully engraved. The layer of gold not only acts as an accent to the silver exterior but prevents the contents inside from tarnishing the silver. Interestingly, there seems to be an original error or change in mind for the presentation as the lettering has been finely altered from "Presented by/to" which can be faintly seen depending on the angle. Last but not least, the base of the snuff box is matched with the top and side with further acanthus embellishments and a central cartouche that depicts an architectural scene with a statue, collums and trees in the background. By design, despite the base not being seen regularly, this snuff box has been decorated with no expenses, time or effort spared and every inch even on the base has been decorated by a skilled engraver without a single slip of the hand. Such impressive artistry and political interest...
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19th Century Georgian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver

A Handmade Silver Scent Box or Match Case, Sweden, 1920's Decorative Silver Box
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful scent box or match case handmade crafted in Silver. Marked Sweden, 1920's Art Deco Decorative Box
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver

Limited Jeweler Made Dice Cigarette Dispenser by Legros Marius for Dunhill
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Very limited Jeweler-made Cigarette Dispenser hallmarked by the silversmith Legros Marius for Dunhill that resembles a stacked pair of dice with playing cards on top. A simple press ...
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1930s French Vintage Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Chrome

French 19th century Guilloché Silver Snuff-box
Located in St. Catharines, ON
An elegant French silver tabatière or snuff box, overall decorated with guilloché or engine-turned panels, in a regular wavy pattern creating the illusion of movement. In fine condit...
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Early 19th Century French Empire Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver

Japanese Tabako-bon with Two Rabbits, c. 1920
Located in Chicago, IL
This wooden box is a Japanese tabako-bon, or 'tobacco tray,' used to store tobacco and smoking accessories. Believed to have evolved from the traditional ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Bamboo, Bakelite, Hardwood

Vintage Italian Equestrian Leather Tobacco Humidor Jar
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Italian Equestrian Leather Tobacco Humidor Jar A leather jar with a cork lined interior. The top has a horse head mount, riding crop and leather strap work. Unmarked.
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20th Century Italian Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Brass

CARVED BLACK FOREST WOOD SMOKiNG PIPE CABINET BOX LATIN INSCRIBED NIL NISI CRUCE
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning, hand carved Black Forest wood, smoking pipe cabinet or rack with inscribed top reading "Nil N...
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1870s German Black Forest Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

A Primitive Snuff Box, Scandinavia 1847
Located in Hønefoss, 30
A Primitive Snuff Box dated 1847 and signed T.O. from Norway, Scandinaiva. Wear due to age and use showing wonderful patina. Ø: 5 cm H: 9 cm
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19th Century Norwegian Romantic Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

German 1923 Bauhaus Geometric Enamel And Guilloche Pill Box In .925 Sterling
Located in Miami, FL
German geometric enameled pill box attributed to Herbert Bayer. An exceptional representative piece of the Bauhaus art movement. This box has been made in Germany during the art dec...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Pot or Box 19th Century Majolica France Ceramic Green with an Circular Handle
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Kitchen box, Pot in Majolica. Vegetal Decor pattern. Green color. It has been made in France circa 19th century.
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19th Century French Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Ceramic, Majolica

Antique Snuff Tin, English Gilt Metal, Lidded Box, Relief Decor, Victorian, 1880
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique snuff tin. An English, gilt metal lidded box with relief decor, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1880. Fascinating decorati...
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Late 19th Century British Victorian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Metal

Antique Sterling Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V sterling silver and erotica enamel cigarette case; an addition to our diverse range of continental silverware This exceptional antique George V sterling silver and enamel cigarette case has a plain square form with rounded corners. The anterior and posterior covers of this antique silver case are plain and unembellished. This case is fitted with a plain rounded push fit catch, which when released reveals a concealed secondary cover. This hinged push fit cover is ornamented with an impressive erotica hot enamel scene depicting a female figure, partially undressed and bathing. This concealed cover opens to allow access to the hinged compartments. This impressive example of antique silverware retains the original gilt interior. Such concealed antique cases are becoming increasingly difficult to locate. Condition This antique cigarette...
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1910s British Vintage Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver

Antique Edwardian Three Tube Sterling Silver Cigar Case From William Aitken 1901
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An antique Edwardian sterling silver three-tube cigar case from William Aitken of Chester, United Kingdom, date marked for 1901. The elegant hinged case opens with a press catch on o...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver

20th Century Russian Faberge Karelian Birch, Gold, Silver Cigarette Case, c.1900
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique early 20th Century Imperial Russian Faberge cigarette case, made from Karelian birch wood, silver and gold mounted, guild double heade...
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20th Century Russian Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Gold, Silver

Georgian 18th Century Bird Snuff Box
Located in Grantham, GB
Fruitwood Snuffbox in the Shape of a Bird 18th Century George III Period The snuff box beautifully formed in the shape of a bird with big round beak simulated feathers and feet tuc...
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Late 18th Century European Georgian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

Rococo silver trinket box Lovers in park Late 18th century 800 Hallmark
Located in Sweden, SE
Octagonal trinket, patch, "snuff" box, with roses on the sides and a couple lovers on lid. Very fine work by stamping (embossing) on the outside or inside, followed by hand chasing a...
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Late 18th Century Rococo Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Gold Plate, Silver

Snuff Box reproducing the painting of a Roman glimpse late 1800s Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Snuffbox Rectangular for table with rounded corners in sterling silver 925/1000 gold plated with very fine fire-enamelled miniature hand-painted by the painter Renato Dainelli repro...
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1990s Italian Baroque Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Sterling Silver, Gold Plate, Enamel

Rare English George III pewter canister with domed lid, 1780-1810
Located in Kenilworth, IL
A rare George III pewter tea/tobacco canister. The beaded lip is repeated in ring moldings on the domed lid which terminates in an acorn finial. The canted base of the canister repea...
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Late 18th Century English George III Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Pewter

Pot or Box 19th Century Majolica Gremany Ceramic Beige Blue
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Tabacco box, Pot in Majolica. Characters Decor pattern. Brown and blue color. It has been made in Germany circa 19th century. Signed Western Germany.
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19th Century German Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Majolica, Ceramic

Micromosaic Gold Mounted Jasper Snuff Box Early 19th Century Italian Gioacchino
Located in Benington, Herts
An Exceptional and Highly Important Micromosaic Gold Mounted Jasper Snuff Box, most probably by Gioacchino Barberi with the box likely by Moulinié, ...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Gold

Charming snuff tabacco box, dog, animal, Bernhard Bloch, 1880s, Bohemia Austria
Located in Wien, AT
Very magnificent glazed ceramic tobacco box, an original from the end of the 19th century, by Bernhard Bloch, from Bohemia / Austria. The box is wonderfully elaborated with a base t...
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1880s Austrian Belle Époque Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Ceramic

Turned Lignum Vitae Tobacco Jar
Located in Greenwich, CT
Good early 19th Century turned Lignum Vitae tobacco jar, the stepped lid with acorn finial, over cylindrical ring turned body, the whole with good rich color and striking contrast wi...
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Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

Georgian 18th Century Dog Snuff Box
Located in Grantham, GB
18th Century George III Period From our collectables, we are delighted to offer this boxwood Georgian recumbent Dog Snuff Box. The snuff box beautifull...
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Late 18th Century European Georgian Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood, Fruitwood

19th Century Regency Solid Silver Large Snuff Box, Nathaniel Mills, c.1832
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th Century Regency solid silver table snuff box, particularly large size, of rectangular form, the cushioned sides are beautifully chased with a floral decoration in relief...
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19th Century British Regency Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Silver

19th Century Swiss 18K Gold Snuff Box, Bautte & Moynier, Geneva, c.1850
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique mid-19th Century Swiss 18k gold snuff box, of rectangular form with rounded corners, chased and engraved throughout with scrolling folliage and rosetts, lid and base with eng...
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19th Century Swiss Antique Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Gold

Antique Snuffboxes and Tobacco Boxes

Snuff, made of ground tobacco, was especially popular with Europeans in the 1600s. The ornate boxes to keep the powder dry became highly decorative by the 18th century. It was considered a must-have item, particularly for nobility. Today antique snuffboxes and tobacco boxes — as well as other vintage tobacco accessories — are collectibles and charming pieces of decor for any display case or to elevate your bookshelves.

The most important feature of a snuffbox was that it was airtight. The box protected the snuff from oxygen. Another crucial component was the flat lid.

Snuffboxes could be small enough to fit into a pocket or a larger container for communal use at the table. They also came in different shapes. Porcelain containers were prevalent and often designed to look like trunks. Others were oval or square. Boxes made with cowrie shells were rare and more expensive.

Snuffboxes were usually crafted from silver, gold, horn or tortoiseshell. Some of the most prestigious snuffboxes were French tabatières made of gold and sometimes glass. They could be adorned with amethysts, sapphires and diamonds and enameled, engraved or chased.

Sheffield, England, was known for its silver snuffboxes in the late 18th century as its silver-plating technologies perfected these containers. By the early 19th century, the silver industry in Birmingham, England, was producing elegant snuffboxes with images of abbeys and castles on the sides and top.

Another type of tobacco box was the snuff mull or mill. It was made out of horn or an entire ram’s head and topped with a metal lid, frequently featuring engravings and decorative hinges. These were fashionable in Scotland during the 19th century. The origin of its name is unclear.

On 1stDibs, find a plentiful range of antique snuffboxes and tobacco boxes to complement any home decor or furniture style. You can browse the collection by style, which includes Victorian, Georgian and Art Deco, or by material to find pieces in silver and gold.

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