Much in vogue in the 19th century snuff- dry, powdered tobacco was offered in an extensive assortment of blends sold in containers such as the rectangular-shaped bottles recovered from the SS Republic. One would transfer their daily ration from the larger bottle to a small, more ornate box much like the practice of using fancy cigarette cases in the 20th century. These boxes were oftentimes very elegant being made of sterling silver or painted papier mache with the wealthy having gold and jewel-encrusted versions.
The practice of taking snuff entailed taking a pinch from the snuff box, putting it in both nostrils and with precision sniffing it into the nasal cavity. This dose of nicotine was very addictive and was enjoyed by men and women of all social and economic classes.
Whereas every effort has been made to choose the best examples of shipwreck artifacts for our collectors, some blemishes and imperfections will be evident due to the harsh conditions the pieces have been subjected to during their years in the deep ocean.
SS Republic Snuff Bottle
Bottle approximately 10 cm tall
- Hardwood stand with custom SS Republic plaque
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Bottles from the Dee[ book
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