This is an early 1800s Georgian whitewood misers snuff box with painted flowers. It also has an extremely rare Bilston enamel label saying "A prefent from Worthing'. Note the spelling of present using an f instead of an s. This dates this box to the early 1800s. After 1824 s was used.
This is a very unusual feature to find on a Tunbridge Ware item, normally the labels were paper, it must have been commisioned especially.
The lid swivels around to allow just a pinch of snuff, limiting the amount someone could take, hence why this type of snuff box is called a Misers Snuff Box.
It measures 7cm w x 2.5cm h.
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