Snuff box, Europe, 1831–1900

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Snuff box, Europe, 1831–1900. Used to contain a finely powdered tobacco known as snuff, this lacquered wooden box has an illustration of a man preparing ‘The Black Draught’. This probably refers to a well known laxative that could be bought at pharmacists or made at home, although ‘Black Draught’ could also be coffee. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: gcrhtdqm.

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