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Snuff Box - Wood, HMS Royal George, circa 1782-1850 Object Reg. No: ST 021286

Wooden snuff box made from one of the timbers of the H.M.S. Royal George.

HMS Royal George was a 100-gun ship of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1756 and sank at Portsmouth on 29 August 1782 with the loss of over 800 lives.
Circular box of wood, turned, with concentric circles on the lid.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1940
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 21.00 mm (Height), 97.00 mm (Width), 97.00 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: woodworking, personal effects, shipwrecks, tobacco, snuff boxes, mens replica cartier watches
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Substance Use - Snuff
Tertiary Classification: storage
Other Association (See Comments): Royal Navy (RN), circa 1782-1850

Ship made with timbers of the H.M.S. Royal George

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