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Circular snuff box Circular Snuff Box, 1779

This is a Circular snuff box. It was made by Claude Pierre Pottier. It is dated 1779 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is stamped and rolled gold, cut opalescent glass, metallic foil. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Anonymous. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 2.5 x 7 cm (1 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Circular snuff box Circular Snuff Box, 1779; Made by Claude-Pierre Pottier (French, active 1778 - 1806); France; stamped and rolled gold, cut opalescent glass, metallic foil; H x diam.: 2.5 x 7 cm (1 x 2 3/4 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1967-48-8-a,b

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