Papier mache snuff box made in England.

Made in England, United Kingdom, Europe, 1800.

In 1953, Sydney collector, Annie Maria Gillies, bequeathed around 100 decorative art objects to the Vaucluse Park Trust, which later became part of the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. In 1998, the Trust transferred this collection to the Powerhouse Museum.

The greater part of this collection consists of around 80 examples of English porcelain dating from the mid eighteenth to the early nineteenth century. These items represent the strength of the English porcelain industry, including...


Snuff box, paper-mache, maker unknown, England, [1800]

Oval-shaped black papier-mache snuff box with one side flattened and metal hinge. Detached cover is painted in gold with a central floral reserve with a bird in the centre. Dull gold border completes the design.


19 mm
38 mm




Transfer from the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1999 Bequest of Annie Maria Gillies, 1953
16 September, 2005

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Papier mache snuff box made in England. 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 July 2017, <>
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