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Undecorated whale tooth with the root end made into a snuff box. The box has a hinged silver plated monogrammed lid. The interior of the tooth is lined with silver plate.
A pair of carved wooden snuff containers joined by a carved link chain. Wood links are incised with lines as decoration. These snuff containers with their carefully carved chains are sometimes found attached to the ends of elaborate headrests.
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