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Bandbox

1966.14AB (RS189808)

Description

Small oval pasteboard bandbox (A) and lid (B) covered with two layers of wallpaper. Bottom layer is visible at edge of rim and is light blue. Top layer has a geometric stripe patterns with stripes of diamond shapes alternating with stripes of random dots and stripes of twig-like lines and dots. Block printed in blue on beige ground. Interior of box has blue rag paper lining. \n A printed text fragment is pasted to interior of lid. See "Inscription" for additional details.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Inscriptions
"Mr. Glass having presented the late celbrated Dr. Huxham with a Box of this Magnesia, / along iwth his Essay on its Virtues . . . " (Printed text of a letter dated may 18, 1764 from Dr. J. Huxham.)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
2 1/4 x 5 x 2 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.14AB
Credit Line
Gift of Avis and Rockwell Gardiner
GUSN
47276

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
geometric
stripes
Period/Style
Geometric
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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