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Snuffbox with cover

1949.439AB (RS119557)

Description

Round shallow lacquer box of papier mache. Painted scene on conforming lid of mounted soldiers (Oriental or Middle-European). Lip of cover and bottom sections are gilt.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1850
Location of origin
Europe; England
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
gilding
lacquering
papier mâché
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
equestrians
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Gilded
gilding
Horseback Figures
Lacquered
lacquering
Orientalism
Papier Mache
papier mâché
SNUFFBOX
snuffboxes
Soldier
soldiers
Dimensions
0.75 (H), 3.375 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.439AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7523

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