Rare pewter Derringer snuffbox c1800-30


Rare pewter snuffbox in the form of a Derringer double-barrel pocket pistol, with a lid that opens underneath the barrel. No maker mark but dating is c1800-30. These are very hard to find in undamaged condition. This example has a perfect hinge, and tight fitting lid that closes properly. Attractive detailing to the flintlock mechanism. In good condition, with medium-grey original surface patina. 4¼” long and 1½” maximum width and height. REF: P1657