Stone Box of Scottish Banded Agate from the 19th Century, likely used for snuff to hold inside a pocket, as small snuff boxes were very popular. Good for a two finger pinch of snuff.
The clasped box is in good condition and opens and closes with ease. Very minor wear around the side where there is metal filagree.
The stone is made of Scottish Banded Agate. Bands of agate stone in a dark brown, black and white contrasting colors. I purchased this at an Antique Fair in England awhile back. The box opens and closes fine. No problems and in great condition.
It is 1 3/4" X 1 1/4" X 3/4" tall. May have been a patch box as well, rather than for Snuff, but a lot of agate boxes were made for snuff...and larger boxes w/ legs were used for desk or dresser size snuff boxes. They are about twice the size as a pocket snuff box.
Purchased in England.
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