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Snuff box, embossed with head of Negro

Ca. 1720
Origin: England
Diam.: 3 3/4"; OH: 1"
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2001-19,A&B
Horn snuff box: the lid of this circular pressed horn box is embossed with the bust of a Negro wearing a collar. Below the bust are the embossed initials "OB" for maker, John Obrisset.
Mark(s):"OB" embossed below bust, on right