This very Interesting piece of treen is pretty unusual in the sense of most snuff boxes tend to open
from the bottom or top.. where as this piece which is modeled as a rather bulbous frog opens from
the top half like a lid .. Its to big for a pocket snuff also with the lid construction would be impractible with contents probably being lost in the pocket... possibly more a "one off" table snuff
although being on the small side.. The Actual wood id now is we believe to be Briar Root (Bruyére) in French
which is a very hard and heat resistant wood which traditionally is used for making pipes
normally found in southern France and the mediterranean.
Origins France / European 19th Century.
N.B old repair to backside of frog ( see images)
5.1 cms High (2 inches)
6.4 cms Wide (2.5 inches)
7.6 cms Long (3 inches)