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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.
paper (fiber product)
"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.)
2 1/4 x 5 x 2 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Avis and Rockwell Gardiner