A rare Old Sheffield Plate snuff box

with pull off tortoiseshell lid finely inlaid  with flowers and leaves. The base with turned decorated tortoiseshell

Circa 1760.

Boxes for snuff were amongst the very first things made in Sheffield Plate.

See illustrated page from Old Sheffield Plate by Gordon Crosskey

5.6 cm x 2.2 cm

Old Sheffield Plate Snuff Box