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Round; bentwood form with fitted cover; two poruted laps held by iron tacks; painted black and decorated with stencil and freehand in red and green and the top with one and two scrolling devices centering a heart flanked by two circles bearing inscriptions; the bottom is decorated with red dots and striping.
1. Paint and ink on top of cover and under cover: ""MERCY, NEEDHAMS/ BOX;"" [Circles Inscribed]""SMITHFIELD"" and ""Sept. 18 15"" 2. In ink under side cover: P4 S13 EEE
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
2 1/2 (H), 7 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little