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H7000 Miniature patch or snuff box, papier mache / silver, maker unknown (1860-1880). Click to enlarge.

Miniature papier mache snuff box

Made
  • 1860-1880
Papier-mache was developed in England to replace lacquered Japanese goods and this box is likely to have been made there in the mid to late nineteenth century. It was donated to the Museum in 1962 by Miss D Snoor.

Geoff Barker, Assistant Curator, March 2007

References
Klamkin, M., 'The Collector's Book of Boxes', Redwood Press, London, England, 1972
Knight, E., H., (ed), 'Knights American Mechanical Dictionary', Vol 1, J.B. Ford and Company, New York, 1874

Summary

Object No.

H7000

Object Statement

Miniature patch or snuff box, papier mache / silver, maker unknown (1860-1880)

Physical Description

Miniature patch or snuff box, papier mache / silver, maker unknown, (1860-1880)

A miniature patch or snuff box. Made of papier mache and top of lid is decorated with small silver inlay.

Dimensions

Height

12 mm

Width

33 mm

Production

Made

  • 1860-1880

Notes

Produced in the mid Victorian period.

History

Notes

Owned by an Australian family from Sydney and donated to the museum in 1962.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Miss D Snoor, 1962

Acquisition Date

28 February 1962

Cite this Object

Harvard

Miniature papier mache snuff box 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 September 2020, <https://ma.as/247178>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Collection Gallery 1 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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