The show's guest curator, Catherine Jestin, a for mer librarian at the Lewis Walpole Library, said Mrs. All are now worth 10 times as much. There are sturdy lacquered papier mache boxes ornamented with engravings of political themes - a fallen soldier, for example - or suggestive images such as nudes. Particularly compelling is a delicate ivory box with a sliding top that is small er than a roll of Life Savers. Horace Walpole's collection eventually included 35 boxes, including examples in papier-mache, gold, wood, silver, lapis lazuli and tortoise shell.
A spectacular example of one of our favorite old French tobacco items, the hand carved shoe snuffs that date to earliest 1800s or slightly into 1700s. Townshend died in 1980, the collection passed to her daughter, who lives in Connecticut and prefers to remain anonymous. Most of the boxes are small enough to disappear in the palm of an adult's hand. Our photos are large and clear. When withdrawing the contents, the snuff taker would give the cover three smart taps near the hinge to settle the powder, then lift the lid, take a pinch of snuff with finger and thumb of the right hand, then hold it briefly - a pause for effect - before raising it to each nostril in turn.
Thanks for all the compliments - we love what we do! Please send reports of such problems to June 3, 1990, Page 002032 The New York Times Archives Queen Elizabeth condemned all forms of tobacco in 1584. Although many of these boxes were made as inexpensive souvenirs, some were quite elegant, with metal frames and lapis lazuli or agate decorations. According to Duncan Robinson, the director of the Yale Center, the show provides ''a window'' on British culture and the decorative arts, a ''way of focusing on manners, customs and social behavior. Her successor, James I, attacked its use in a 1604 pamphlet, ''A Counterblaste to Tobacco,'' and sought to eliminate it by imposing higher taxes and attempting to restrict its cultivation. In the 18th century, tobacco enthusiasts in Britain and on the continent preferred snuffing powdered tobacco to smoking, and a small industry was born to supply boxes to store and carry snuff. Shoe- and boot-shaped boxes abound, as do horns, shells, hands, a demon's head, animals, boats, coffins and Napoleonic bicorn hats.
The box was usually kept in the left-hand pocket; warmth from the body improved the bouquet of snuff. But so varied and abundant are the boxes Mrs. Here is a selection of images for your edification. The Earl of Harrington, an 18th-century dandy, owned one snuff box for each day of the year. In fact, many of the humbler examples were fashioned after these. Antiques approved in last 24 hours 259 Antiques awaiting approval 21 Antiques rejected in last 24 hours 6 Unique visitors today 2,116 Total antique impressions today 650,751 Total antiques for sale 54,129 Total value of antiques for sale £ 87,536,236 Antiques uploaded so far in February 2019 4,400 Unique visitors to Sellingantiques so far in February 2019 319,895 Unique visitors to Sellingantiques so far in 2019 704,185 Live daily database information for 26 February 2019 Antiques approved in last 24 hours 259 Antiques awaiting approval 21 Antiques rejected in last 24 hours 6 Unique visitors today 2116 Total antique impressions today 650751 Total antiques for sale 54129 Total value of antiques for sale £ 87536236 Antiques uploaded so far in February 2019 4400 Unique visitors to Sellingantiques so far in February 2019 319895 Unique visitors to Sellingantiques so far in 2019 704185. Very good to excellent condition for age and type.
The etiquette followed when taking snuff, Mrs. Jestin writes in the catalogue, was no simple matter: ''Practiced handling with exaggerated mannerisms were accepted as an accomplishment of gentility. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. One of the more inventive designs, a brass box from about 1810, is outfitted with combination locks that are opened by turning an acrobat and jester on the lid. The sliding lid is smoothly and perfectly working, no warp or sticking.
Townshend paid anywhere from a few dollars to several hundred each for the boxes. Date of Manufacture declared on all antiques. See more ideas about Bottle box, Cassette tape and Antique boxes. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. Snuff was widely used both by men and women 200 years ago, and boxes were produced in a wide range of styles to appeal to every taste and pocketbook.
Absent from this exhibition are the jewel-studded and engraved gold snuff boxes that were favored by aristocrats. Also, a little old wood issues natural to the material and only visible in greatly enlarged photos for your review. Most of the items date from 1700 to 1880, but there are several pieces from as early as 1660 and as late as 1940. The boot is remarkably well preserved and really I am not seeing more than a couple of the tiny pin or nails gone, but look there along the bottom of soul and heel to see any I've found as I polished it. They are decorated in motifs ranging from political to spiritual. This one is in very nice condition, a little old wood issues natural to the material and only visible in greatly enlarged photos for your review.
That their efforts were in vain can be seen in ''Powder Celestial: Snuff Boxes, 1700-1880,'' an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, through June 24. The show documents the great variety of materials and techniques artisans used to make tobacco accessories: silver, base metal, shell, ivory, horn, papier mache, porcelain, stone, wood and straw are represented. A beauty with intricate tiny pins serving as the nails, trim, in typical pique fashion. You could certain have your own monogrammed, still. As a big fan of shoes and boots, I love images of Victorian treen snuff boxes that mimic shoes.
We do expect our customers to review them all, evaluate the item based on both our description and our images. A quote from Boswell's 1740 book of poems, ''Shrubs of Parnassus'' - in which he referred to snuff as ''Powder celestial! It was during these Friday and Saturday forays that she acquired most of the snuff boxes in the show, collectibles then commonplace and now quite scarce. We love antiques at Renaissance Fine Jewelry in Vermont. Paintings, drawings and prints on the subject from the Yale Center and Yale's Lewis Walpole Library are also displayed. See more ideas about Bottle box, Cassette tape and Antique boxes. The boot is a slide-top that has no monogram on the small cartouche perched there on lid.