Lot 24: A Fine Inuit Snuff box and sniffing tube

A Fine Inuit Snuff box and sniffing tube, Inuit; Alaska

The snuffbox made of horn with circle-dot motifs, and sealed at the bottom, the lid rounded with a cord passed through attaching it to the snuff tube. The base with od inscription:' Pat Hanley Skacvitch 1926 Alaska' - presumably the date and name of the collector; far older, likely 19th C. H. 2" & 3"

Property of a New England Private collector

Purchased decades ago from a New England estate with ties to the whaling trade in the 19th Century.

Price Realized: $275

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