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Snuffbox


TitleSnuffbox
Artist/MakerTiffany and Co.
Date1881
MediumSilver
Dimensions h. 0.88 x  w. 3.5 x  d. 2.25 in. ( h. 2.2 x  w. 8.9 x  d. 5.7 cm)
Credit LineU.S. Senate Collection
Accession Number57.00012.000


  • Object Description
  • The Senate presented this Tiffany snuff box to Assistant Doorkeeper Isaac Bassett in his 50th year of service "in recognition of his personal worth and official fidelity."
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
  • Inscription (top): Each member of the / United States Senate / has joined in presenting this / testimonial to / Isaac Bassett / on the / completion of the fiftieth year / of his services as an officer of that / body / in recognition of his personal worth / and official fidelity / Dec 5th 1881.