"King Gustav's Snuff Box"

unknown17th Century

Skokloster Castle

Skokloster Castle
Skoklosters, Sweden

At least since the 1840’s King Gustav’s snuff box has been in the collection at Skokloster. But Gustav I of Sweden (1497-1560) most likely never owned a snuff box. Tobacco was not introduced in Sweden until around 1600, some decades after the King’s death, and then as medicinal treatment. The style of the box rather suggests a late 17th Century production.


  • Title: "King Gustav's Snuff Box"
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 17th Century
  • Physical Dimensions: l 75 mm
  • Artist info: Photo: H. Bonnevier
  • Original Language: Swedish
  • External Link: Inventory number: 283, Skokloster Castle

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