Snuffbox with cover

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1850

GUSN

GUSN-7523

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

Descriptive Terms

snuffboxes
accessories
gilding
lacquering
papier mâché
figure- and animal-derived motifs
equestrians
Orientalism
soldiers
Papier Mache
Lacquered
Gilded
Soldier
Horseback Figures
Orientalism
SNUFFBOX

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Additional Identification Number

1949.439A,B

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Europe; England

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

0.75 (H), 3.375 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.439AB

Places

Possibly