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Four tune Swiss Gutta Percha Snuff Box


Lovely gutta percha case on this snuff.

 


Mechanism is safely protected beneath the original protective panel.

 


Tune card indicates production for the English market.

 


Underside of the case.

 


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This Snuff dates to the 1840s or 1850s and sports a decorative gutta percha case with an architectural motif. Plays four tunes on its large 3" x 7/8" cylinder! Playing classical and popular music, this box is a nice early example of this genre. Much larger than most similar snuffs. Bears the trade label of Keith Prowse in London -- well known to collectors as the premier retailer of fine music boxes in 19th century Britain!


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