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Rare 18th Century Irish Brass Tobacco Box


£620 | $847 USD | €723 EUR
Item Number: SA795463
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Lemon Tree Antiques
This antique has been viewed 21 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


An interesting large brass tobacco box with "P MOLONEY 17 BELFAST 81" inscribed to the hatch at the top of the box, a figure recoiling from a snake, on the main part of the box, and the words "Oh Lor! here's an orrid thing. Its looks puite wenemous" below. The significance would seem to relate to a snake in Ireland, which of course does not have snakes. The main part of the box opens from the top, while the smaller compartment, perhaps for snuff, opens from the underside.
The box measures 3.5" (8.5 cm) wide and is 6" (15 cm) long. The depth is 1" (2.25 cm)
All items are sold with a 14 day money back guarantee. In the unlikely event that you are unhappy with your purchase, we will gladly issue a refund (excluding carriage costs). The item must be returned in the same condition as it left us. The refund will be issued on the item's return arrival.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 15 cm (5.9")
Width = 8.5 cm (3.3")
Depth = 2.2 cm (0.9")

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Lemon Tree Antiques
The Old Primary School
BS28 4NX
United Kingdom

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