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Mid-Eighteenth Century Battle of Cullodon Snuff Box

Mid-Eighteenth Century Battle of Culloden Snuff Boxsee larger image

Pinchbeck snuff box made to commemorate the Battle of Culloden in 1745. The repoussé cover depicts a scene from the battle. Charles Edward Stuart, known as “Bonnie Prince Charlie,” arrived in Scotland in 1745 to foment a rebellion of Stuart sympathizers against the House of Hanover. The brief, bloody battle of Culloden squelched Stuart’s aspirations.

Pinchbeck is a metal alloy invented by the Englishman, Christopher Pinchbeck, in the 18th century. It resembles gold in appearance and is highly collectible.

English, mid-18th century
3 x 2-1/8 x 1-3/8 inches


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