19th Century Napoleon's Coffin Snuffbox For Sale
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19th Century Napoleon's Coffin Snuffbox


Rare little snuffbox carved in the shape of Napoleon's coffin. Various details engraved all around the box are related to the conqueror: eagle, crown, crossed guns, crossed flags, a heart and his initial "N" between two branches. Inhaling snuff, or snuffing, as it is also called, was first witnessed by a European missionary in 1493, in the new world of Christopher Columbus, among Haiti’s indigenous Taino. Until then, tobacco had been unknown to Europeans, but its use spread like a weed on the continent during the 1500s. By the second half of the 17th century, ornate boxes started being produced to keep the precious powder dry.


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    H 2.45 in. x W 1.34 in. x D 1.38 in.H 6.2 cm x W 3.4 cm x D 3.5 cm
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    Paris, FR
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