Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Indian colonial gold double snuffbox

    Indian colonial gold double snuffbox

    India, Calcutta

    circa 1835

    Cropley and Company

    Gold; engraving, embossing

    1.7 х 7.1 х 4.4 cm, 90 g

    Marks: company C&C, city mark of Calcutta


    APresentational snuffbox from Tipu Sultan's son. Curved oblong and with two hinged covers, each with a foliage and flower thumb ramb, with milled bands on the edges, the covers and base each engraved with an inscription, marked inside and one cover. The inscriptions read: 'To the Rt Honble Sir J.C. Hobhouse Bt. M.P. Prest of the India Board from his Friend Prince Jamh O Deen of Mysore July 1835' and 'Made of the Aukberry Struck by the Emperor Aukber Shah'.