A charming 19th century novelty ‘puzzle’ Snuff Box modelled as a shoe

Price: £225
Stock No. 1520/Q


A 19th century novelty puzzle Snuff Box modelled as a shoe with copper band detail. The lid opens to reveal a further ‘lid’ inside. A ‘puzzle action’ sliding backwards is required to further open the second lid. Inside is a hollowed out snuff container.

The main ‘Shoe’ is carved, polished and bound with a copper strap.

Dimensions: 5.5 inches long.

Dated: c.1820-30