We are very pleased to advise that this new acquisition for our world renowned Jacobite Collection has recently been purchased at auction.

Hidden portrait snuff boxes are among the most iconic Jacobite works of art.  A Jacobite host could give his friends a pinch of snuff, and depending on the company, could reveal the hidden portrait.

Decorated with enamel, the hinged cover opens to a plain interior.

The hidden double lid opens to reveal an enamelled portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.  The portrait is a variant of the famous Sir Robert Strange example and dates this piece to circa 1750.

We were able to acquire this with the support of the National Fund for Acquisitions, the Art Fund and a private donor.