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"—Extra points for how pretty the snuffbox was, points off if it still has whiskers."
—The Transfiguration exam in 1991[src]

A Snuffbox is a decorative box that often contains powder that a witch will use as cosmetics.

History

"Professor McGonagall watched them turn a mouse into a snuff box."
—The Transfiguration exam[src]
At the end of term Transfiguration practical exam in 1991, they were instructed to turn a mouse into a snuffbox. Extra points for how pretty the snuffbox was, points off if it still has whiskers.[1]

A snuffbox made of silver, filled with Wartcap Powder, bit Sirius Black in August of 1995 during the cleanup of Number 12 Grimmauld Place.[2]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 6 (The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black)
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