snuff container

A turned ivory snuff container, threaded on the inside to fit a lid. It is engraved with a scene, including a building, a figure near water, trees and a bird. There are several heads dotted around the scene, a few of which appear to be unfinished. There is an old paper label stuck to the object, with the number 106 handwritten on it.

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