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Snuff Box


An early nineteenth-century snuff box; gold; in the centre is a miniature of Shakespeare, around the edges of the box is a decoration consisting of an interlaced scroll design. Presented to the English actor John Philip Kemble on 28 February 1818 by Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey, in the name of 50 inhabitants of Edinburgh in the first year of Kemble's retirement.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1972-1

  • Date


  • Material

    metal gold

  • Measurements

  • Length

    86 mm

  • Width

    58 mm

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust