Tobacco was introduced into England in the 16th century, but it wasn't until the 1660s that it became available for popular use. Tobacco boxes were made from the seventeenth century in most metals and shapes, the main feature being a close-fitting lid and smooth outlines so that it did not tear the pocket. English tobacco boxes tended to be plain with perhaps a monogram or coat of arms, but Continental boxes were often elaborately adorned with masculine designs of sporting, military or rustic themes. Their use went into some decline when tobacco manufacturers supplied their wares in tins and many smokers preferred a leather tobacco-pouch.

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18th century Dutch silver tobacco box, marked, Amsterdam, of…

18th Century Dutch Silver Tobacco Box with Embossed Figures

18th century Dutch silver tobacco box, marked, Amsterdam, of rectangular form with a hinged cover, all sides embossed with figures in various scenes, with c-scroll border, total weight 142gm, 4 x 13 x 4 cm

Egyptian silver lidded circular tobacco tin traditional ornate…

Egyptian Silver Tobacco Tin with Ornate Engraving

Egyptian silver lidded circular tobacco tin traditional ornate scrolling foliate engraving to the lid, 9.5 cm diameter, approx 144 grams

World War II Egyptian silver lidded circular tobacco tin…

Egyptian WWII Silver Tobacco Tin with Ornate Engraving

World War II Egyptian silver lidded circular tobacco tin traditional ornate scrolling foliate engraving to the lid, 11.5 cm diameter, approx 218 grams

Edward VII sterling silver tobacco box all engraved circular…

Edward VII Silver Tobacco Box, Birmingham 1909

Edward VII sterling silver tobacco box all engraved circular with 9ct shield mount, Birmingham 1909

A treen tobacco box and an inkwell, 18th to 19th century,…

Mixed Material Tobacco Box and Castle Inkwell Set

A treen tobacco box and an inkwell, 18th to 19th century, comprising a Dutch brass coopered and covered tobacco box in mixed timbers with a lead liner and internal lid, and an olive wood castle shaped inkwell with a porcelain liner, the tobacco box 12 cm…

Edward VII sterling silver tobacco box Birmingham 1908, makers…

Edward VII Silver Tobacco Box, Birmingham 1908, Monogrammed

Edward VII sterling silver tobacco box Birmingham 1908, makers W.H. Haseler, monogrammed, engraved decoration, width 8 cm, weight 61 grams

Ten pieces of Australian treen and wood ware, 19th and 20th…

Australian Treen and Wood Ware Collection

Ten pieces of Australian treen and wood ware, 19th and 20th century, including a rare blackwood tobacco box, Shott & Son condiments and Tasmanian silver map items, the tallest 21 cm

George V sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked London, 1928,…

1928 Sterling Silver Tobacco Box by Hardy Bros

George V sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked London, 1928, Hardy Bros., of rectangular form, with hinged engine turned cover, with timber lined interior, 5 cm x 14 cm x 9 cm

Silver tobacco box, of rectangular form, with all over engine…

Rectangular Silver Tobacco Box with Engine Turned Decoration

Silver tobacco box, of rectangular form, with all over engine turned decoration, the hinged cover with central rectangular panel, a/f, weighted, 3.5 x 12 x 9 cm

Edwardian sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked Birmingham,…

Edwardian Sterling Silver Tobacco Box with Inscription

Edwardian sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked Birmingham, 1900, L&S, of plain rectangular form, with a hinged domed cover inscribed 'Sydney//30.10.09', with cedar lined interior, weighted, 4.5 x 15.5 x 8 cm

An 18th century Dutch brass tobacco box, oval, with figured…

18th Century Dutch Brass Tobacco Box with Engraved Adage

An 18th century Dutch brass tobacco box, oval, with figured engraved panels to lid and base with an adage 'WanNeer Een Weegt gunst biet.' (When (a lady) offers a favour, run away as fast as you can), flanked by cherubs on scroll backgrounds. 13 x 7.5 x 3…

Unusual silver tobacco box, marked silver, of square form, with…

Silver Tobacco Box with Engraved Plaque and Engine Turned Decoration

Unusual silver tobacco box, marked silver, of square form, with a double hinged cover, with central plaque engraved 'March 17, 1949,' surrounded by engine turned decoration, with timber lined interior, total weight 451gm, 4.5 10 8.5 cm

German silver tobacco box and cover, of generous rectangular…

German Silver Tobacco Box with Horse and Oak Leaf Motifs

German silver tobacco box and cover, of generous rectangular form, the cover decorated with horse and rider, the body heavily decorated with oak leaf motifs, total weight 106gm, length 9.5 cm

A painted papier mache tobacco box, 19th century, decorated…

19th Century Risque Tobacco Box

A painted papier mache tobacco box, 19th century, decorated with a risque scene of a couple, 3 cm high, 12.5 cm long, 7 cm deep

An early 17th century sterling silver tobacco box, oval, the…

Charles I Coronation Sterling Silver Tobacco Box

An early 17th century sterling silver tobacco box, oval, the hinged lid engraved with Charles I Coronation, otherwise plain. The base prick work with 'IH 1625'. By John Jons, Exeter c. 1570. 8.5 x 7.5 cm. Weight 156 grams.

Vintage silver tobacco box monogrammed, length 8.5 cm; weight…

Monogrammed Vintage Silver Tobacco Box, 82g, 8.5cm

Vintage silver tobacco box monogrammed, length 8.5 cm; weight 82grams.

Sterling silver round tobacco tin maker, Walker & Hall,…

1912 Sheffield Hallmarked Sterling Silver Tobacco Tin by Walker & Hall

Sterling silver round tobacco tin maker, Walker & Hall, hallmarked Sheffield 1912. (some dents)

English sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarks rubbed, of…

Antique Sterling Silver Tobacco Box with Armorial Crest

English sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarks rubbed, of rectangular form, with hinged cover engraved with armorial crest, with wooden interior with split compartments, with faux leather base, 5 cm x 14.5 cm x 9 cm

English sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarks rubbed, of…

Sterling Silver Tobacco Box with Crest, 1919

English sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarks rubbed, of rectangular form, with a hinged cover set with armorial crest, inscription to front dated 1919, with wooden interior, total weight 316gm, 4 cm x 12.5 cm x 8.5 cm

George V sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked Chester, 1913,…

George V Sterling Silver Tobacco Box with Crest, 1913

George V sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked Chester, 1913, JD-WD within crest (John and William Deakin), of rectangular form with hinged cover featuring armorial crest, with timber interior, 5 cm x 13 cm x 9 cm

Australian sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked E.H,…

Australian Sterling Silver Tobacco Box with Inscriptions, 1938

Australian sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked E.H, sterling silver, of rectangular form with hinged cover, decorated with central rectangular plaque inscribed 'Won by //Miss Phyllis Brays//Black Boy' within linear decoration, between further…

English sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked Birmingham,…

Birmingham Hallmarked Sterling Silver Tobacco Box, 1939

English sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked Birmingham, 1939, Hardy Bros, of rectangular form with hinged engine turned cover, with wooden lined interior, a/f, 5 cm x 10 cm x 9 cm

A Georgian mahogany tea caddy and a pewter tobacco box, early…

Georgian Tea Caddy & Pewter Tobacco Box

A Georgian mahogany tea caddy and a pewter tobacco box, early 19th century, a small mahogany caddy with boxwood edging and a shell cartouche to the lid, the interior with lid and tin lined compartments (fault to hinge), and; a pewter tobacco box with deep…

Late Victorian sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked London,…

Victorian Silver Tobacco Box with Cedar Lining

Late Victorian sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked London, 1898, Wc, of curved rectangular form, with cedar lined interior with three compartments and gilt wash to underside of lid, total weight 596gm, length 19.5 cm

Attributed to Johann Heinrich Hamer maker, later part 18th…

German Tobacco Box with Battle and Town Scenes

Attributed to Johann Heinrich Hamer maker, later part 18th century German tobacco box, depicting Prince Ferdinand battle scene one side, verso Lisbon Town scenes Nov 1755, with later engraved name and date 1832, John Wells Hoddesdens, width 15.5 cm

Georgian inlaid 'Tabac' tobacco box approx 13 cm x 12 cm x 17…

Georgian Inlaid Tobacco Box

Georgian inlaid 'Tabac' tobacco box approx 13 cm x 12 cm x 17 cm.

Victorian silver tobacco box, oval, hinged lid set with four…

Victorian Silver Tobacco Box with 1787 Coin Decoration

Victorian silver tobacco box, oval, hinged lid set with four silver coins 1787, Birmingham 1899

Sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked London, 1951, S.J.R, of…

London Hallmarked Sterling Silver Tobacco Box, 1951

Sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked London, 1951, S.J.R, of rectangular form with engine turned lid, with cedar lined interior, length 18 cm

Sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked Birmingham, 1962, of…

Birmingham Hallmarked Sterling Silver Tobacco Box

Sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked Birmingham, 1962, of square form, with cedar lined interior, total weight 197gm, length 8.5 cm

George V sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked Sheffield,…

1927 George V Sterling Silver Tobacco Box

George V sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked Sheffield, 1927, W & H, of rectangular form with reeded lid and cedar lined interior, total weight 396gm, length 11.5 cm

Sterling silver tobacco box, of square form, with cedar wood…

Square Sterling Silver Tobacco Box with Hallmarks

Sterling silver tobacco box, of square form, with cedar wood lined interior, hallmarked, length 9 cm

An Edwardian silver circular tobacco box, engraved and dated to…

Edwardian Silver Tobacco Box, Birmingham 1909

An Edwardian silver circular tobacco box, engraved and dated to the lid 25.12.10. Birmingham 1909 by Chrisford & Norris Ltd. Diameter 8.8 cm

Vintage Dutch brass tobacco box, oval shape, with engraved…

Dutch Brass Tobacco Box with Classical Engravings

Vintage Dutch brass tobacco box, oval shape, with engraved classical scenes to lid and base. Length 13 cm

Early 18th century brass tobacco box and cover, of elongated…

Engraved Brass Tobacco Box with Maritime and Rural Scenes

Early 18th century brass tobacco box and cover, of elongated oval form, engraved with maritime and rural scenes, length 18.5 cm

Edwardian sterling silver tobacco box, by Walker & Hall,…

Edwardian Sterling Silver Tobacco Box, 1905, Walker & Hall

Edwardian sterling silver tobacco box, by Walker & Hall, hallmark rubbed, dated 1905 to lid, 8 cm diameter approx, 82 grams

Sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked London 1967, width 18…

London Hallmarked Sterling Silver Tobacco Box - 1967

Sterling silver tobacco box, hallmarked London 1967, width 18 cm, depth 11 cm

.900 silver tobacco box, chased in relief with the Roman emblem…

Chased 900 Silver Tobacco Box with SPQR Emblem

.900 silver tobacco box, chased in relief with the Roman emblem SPQR marked LCC, 900, 70g, 11 cm diameter

A South Australian, sterling silver and ruby, tobacco box by J.…

J.M. Wendt Ruby Tobacco Box

A South Australian, sterling silver and ruby, tobacco box by J.M. Wendt, circa 1910 the top encrusted with engraved and ruby set monogram stamped: WENDT with lion and Crown mark diameter 8 cm, weight: 94gms

Antique 9ct gold tobacco box, weight: approx 72 grams. Split to…

Antique 9ct Gold Tobacco Box with Split Side

Antique 9ct gold tobacco box, weight: approx 72 grams. Split to side.

Indonesian chased silver tobacco box, marked 800, MS, approx 2…

Indonesian Silver Tobacco Box, Marked 800, Chased Design

Indonesian chased silver tobacco box, marked 800, MS, approx 2 cm high, 9 cm long, 7 cm wide & 195g

Antique silver tobacco box with gold shield, marked Birmingham,…

Birmingham 1909 Antique Silver Tobacco Box with Gold Shield

Antique silver tobacco box with gold shield, marked Birmingham, HM, 1909, approx 74g

A World War I sterling silver Squeeze action tobacco, box,…

WWI Royal Engineers Tobacco Box

A World War I sterling silver Squeeze action tobacco, box, hallmarked Birmingham 1918, engraved lid: 'Crest of Royal Engineers, 185th (Tunn), Coy. R.E. France, 1915-16-17-18, 25th Dec. 1918'

Sterling silver tobacco box stamped sterling, engraved C.V.E…

Engraved Sterling Silver Tobacco Box, June 1934

Sterling silver tobacco box stamped sterling, engraved C.V.E June 1934 to top

18th century Dutch copper & brass tobacco box. Extensively…

Engraved Dutch Tobacco Box with Biblical Scenes

18th century Dutch copper & brass tobacco box. Extensively engraved & inscribed, with Biblical scenes to top & base. Central section depicts 'De 12 apostele [n]. Van Kristus,' the 12 apostles of Christ. Scenes to top & base are embellished with a gilt…

Fine antique 18th century early Dutch tobacco box, cantered top,…

18th Century Dutch Engraved Tobacco Box

Fine antique 18th century early Dutch tobacco box, cantered top, hand engraved with gospel scenes stamped for Amsterdam L.B approx, 204g. 13.5 cm long

A Magnus Goldring, Edwin Harrop sterling silver engine-turned…

Sterling Silver Engine-Turned Tobacco Box by Goldring and Harrop

A Magnus Goldring, Edwin Harrop sterling silver engine-turned tobacco box 158g

An Australian silver tobacco box, oval, with sprung cover;…

Australian Silver Tobacco Box with Engraved Name

An Australian silver tobacco box, oval, with sprung cover; engraved Frank B. Jones, facsimile engraved under; W.J.Sanders. Width 8.2 cm

A Victorian sterling silver tobacco box. Maker A & JZ…

Victorian Sterling Silver Tobacco Box, Birmingham 1897

A Victorian sterling silver tobacco box. Maker A & JZ Birmingham 1897

An eighteenth century Dutch brass tobacco box

18th Century Dutch Brass Tobacco Box

An eighteenth century Dutch brass tobacco box

A 17th century Dutch tobacco box. 13.5 cm long

17th Century Dutch Tobacco Box - 13.5 cm Long

A 17th century Dutch tobacco box. 13.5 cm long

Continental silver tobacco box A/F

Damaged Continental Silver Tobacco Box

Continental silver tobacco box A/F

A continental hand painted lacquer-ware tobacco box and a…

19th Century Hand Painted Lacquer Tobacco Box and Spectacle Case

A continental hand painted lacquer-ware tobacco box and a spectacle case, 19th century, the tobacco box 11 cm wide

A large English carved fruitwood tobacco box, mid 19th century,…

Carved Boxer Dog Tobacco Holder

A large English carved fruitwood tobacco box, mid 19th century, naturalistically modelled as a head of a boxer dog with glass eyes and a leather collar, 20.5 cm high, 18 cm wide

A Continental silver tobacco box, maker's mark indistinct, 19th…

19th Century Continental Silver Tobacco Box

A Continental silver tobacco box, maker's mark indistinct, 19th century, of a rounded bucket shape with a hinged lid and a gilded interior, 138grs total weight of silver, 5.5 cm high

Sterling silver tobacco box, Birmingham 1903

Birmingham 1903 Sterling Silver Tobacco Box

Sterling silver tobacco box, Birmingham 1903

Georgian brass tobacco box

Georgian Brass Tobacco Box

Georgian brass tobacco box

A Dutch brass tobacco box, and a Palais opaque glass dressing…

Dutch Brass & French Glass Boxes, 19th Century

A Dutch brass tobacco box, and a Palais opaque glass dressing table box, French, 19th century

An inscribed brass and copper tobacco box, Dutch 18/19th century

Dutch Brass and Copper Tobacco Box

An inscribed brass and copper tobacco box, Dutch 18/19th century

Late 18th century Dutch brass tobacco box

18th Century Dutch Brass Tobacco Box

Late 18th century Dutch brass tobacco box

Australian sterling silver tobacco box by W.J. Saunders

W.J. Saunders' Australian Sterling Silver Tobacco Box

Australian sterling silver tobacco box by W.J. Saunders

Australian sterling silver tobacco box by W.J. Saunders

W.J. Saunders' Australian Sterling Silver Tobacco Box

Australian sterling silver tobacco box by W.J. Saunders

An 18th century Dutch Brass Tobacco Box, rounded rectangular,…

Dutch Brass Tobacco Box with Dancing Couples

An 18th century Dutch Brass Tobacco Box, rounded rectangular, moulded with mottos in Dutch and a scene depicting couples dancing Width: 16. 5 cm