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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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)

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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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