Scottish Provincial Silver Snuff Box
A few light bruises, nothing drastic and some light scuffs from normal useage, engraved initials to base beside the EL mark of Edward Livingston.
It stands 33 mm tall and measures 33 mm x 29 mm.
|MAKER or SPONSOR MARK||Edward Livingston|
Of the many antique and other intriguing items that can be collected, one of the more interesting is snuff boxes. You can find different types of sterling silver snuff boxes that come from around the world, including Russian, Scottish, and English origin. You can also find such boxes from different periods in history, such as Georgian or Victorian.
A snuff box obviously holds snuff. Tobacco is responsible for the most common types of snuff. The box itself is a simple container with a lid that kept the snuff fresh which helped keep its potency.
Powdered tobacco was less addictive when inhaled in its raw form into the lungs as opposed to being smoked. However, it still addicted its users through the nicotine contained in the tobacco. They suffered from the side effects which included an increased risk of cancer to the nasal passages, sinuses, and throat. Snuff was quite popular for centuries and even today it is still used around the world.