This is the largest snuff shoe I have ever owned. It was probably used a display piece in a tobacconist shop. Beautifully made in Rosewood, it is really heavy, with a very fine detailing in a nail head pattern.
The top of the shoe has a slide top and the interior compartment is lined in tortoise shell. There is a second compartment, also for snuff, in the heel of the shoe, also lined in tortoise shell and with a slide off lid. The shoe is decorated with brass nail heads. The main pattern is individual flower designs and this design is even continued on the toe.
The condition is very good, just a stress surface line on one side, this does not go through. The wood is extremely thick.
I have taken a picture with a usual size snuff shoe for comparison. The small snuff shoe is sold separately.
Measures approximately 13" long 3 ¾" wide 4 ¾" tall
Item ID: lss-EYY