In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Or maybe Victorian snuffboxes with naughty watercolors inside the lid are more your speed?
- The Tsar gave him a diamond ring, Metternich a gold snuffbox.
- If you are not an insider, the Qing Dynasty snuffbox or the old watch might just be an archaized article produced last year.
- The magnificent snuffbox in Plate V, ordered by the Foreign Office in 1821 for presentation to the South American revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar, did not make its way back to Ludgate Hill.
- As a collector his interests include European silver, gold snuffboxes, enameled portrait miniatures, and Italian mosaics.
- Daniel withdrew a small enamel snuffbox from his inner coat pocket and retrieved from it a strip of paper, handing it to his mother.
- Many were small enough to fit into a watch or snuffbox.
- Wise as he is, Dupin had intentionally left his snuffbox at the Minister's apartment, using this as an excuse to return there the next day and continued the conversation they had begun the day before.
- He dug into his pocket, pulling out the snuffbox.
- In 1834, a snuffbox was presented to Thomas Braidwood Wilson, (the township of Braidwood is named after him) for introducing honeybees into Tasmania.
- After his death in 1789, the great horse's skeleton was mounted at the Royal Veterinary College in London, at least one hoof was turned into a snuffbox, and in several countries there are annual races called the Eclipse Stakes.
- Another example of the English rococo style is the snuffbox recently promised to the Museum.
- Many of these diplomatic snuffboxes were quickly returned to the firm, which bought them back at reduced cost, adapted them, and sold them again to the original purchasers.
- Their gifts include paper currency, pamphlets, manuscripts, snuffboxes, portrait busts, cartoons, medals, and coverlets, but most notable in terms of volume, prints.
- Thus do not drop a banknote into the collection plate, but a silk handkerchief or small silver snuffbox.
- Similarly, when 18th century society was gripped by the snuff craze, valuable gold snuffboxes were an important way for the very wealthy to publicly demonstrate that they were not only highly fashionable, but also incredibly well-off.
- He had them play together, eat grapes, and gave them snuffboxes.
- In a lengthy codicil of 1854, Carl Mayer had specified as heirlooms for Mayer Carl his ‘Ancient coins and modern medals in my iron chest’ and his collection of cameos, while his antique timepieces and snuffboxes were to be divided by lot.
- Other rooms are all full of smoking paraphernalia, like cigar labels, snuffboxes, and pipes; ‘feminine’ articles, like handbags, fans, and combs; box-sized cutout paper theaters; and it goes on and on.
- If in the early eighteenth century snuffboxes were little known to the Russians, as the century progressed they made and bought them in notably larger numbers.
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