19th Century Hand Engraved Masonic Snuff Box

    

Pictured above is a spectacular/rare 19th century Masonic snuff box.  It has silver or nickel silver six-sided panels affixed to top and bottom of a wood box, by gold nails.  The bottom (6 o'clock ) stud does rotate to 12 o'clock, thus exposing an double circular opening for the fingers.  Superbly hand-engraved with the Square and Compasses, the Sun and the Moon, a handshake and it is engraved with the name of its owner "Robert Craig".  The reverse has a finely detailed, comical scene of 3 men in early morning hours (rooster in the window) enjoying too much of the "O Willie brew'd a peck o' maut..."  It measures 3 inches by 3 inches and is 1/2 inch thick.

A special "Thanks" to Brother Erik for permitting us to post the pictures and text of his beautiful snuff box.  This snuff box is currently for sale and you can contact Erik on eBay under his User ID: "elnor57" for purchasing information.  Thanks Erik for giving us all a peek at this wonderful piece of Masonic folk art.

 

         

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