~ Circa 1830s Love Token Snuff Box & Love Letter ~
A love token and letter dating to around the 1830’s.
The love token is a small hand carved cow bone box with a hinged lid.
It is etched with floral decoration, a scene of a house and what appears to be a mother and her son. There is also some writing which appears to be
Inside is a hand written letter of love with the unusual words:
‘Always be loved and not to possess, Forever loved but not to possess, Should you forget me ever, You would be killed (or eaten) by the weir wolf,
~ Dimensions ~
The box measures 8cm (3 inches) by 5.5cm (2 ¼ inches) by 3cm (1 ¼ inches).
It weighs 48g.
~ Condition ~
The piece is in a nice condition with only light age wear.