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Snuff Rasp

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T3698
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1749 - 1749


This French, early 18th century, boxwood rasp once contained a metal grater which was used to reduce tobacco to a fine substance called snuff. It is carved with an image of Jesus as the good shepherd.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Place of Origin:France

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Height:21.5 cm
Width:6.9 cm
Depth:1.9 cm