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SOLD - Charles Parker silver plate snuff box c. 1860s

SOLD - Charles Parker silver plate snuff box c. 1860s SOLD - Charles Parker silver plate snuff box c. 1860s

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American silver plate snuff box or other case with basket weave pattern on top, c. 1860s; marked: C. Parker Pat'd Jan 24, 1860, for Charles Parker, Meriden, CT, a supplier of snuff and toiletry boxes, cases, etc. to Union troops during the American Civil War; measures about 6.25"L X 1.25"W X 5/8"D (quarter shown in image for size comparison only).  Antique, pre-owned, imperfect, used condition; some tarnish, a dent top center of lid, wear and loss to fabric lined interior (please see photos). Acquired from a smoking household; it's no longer in a smoking environment, but sometimes the fabric can hold such smells.

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