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Georgian Papier Mache Snuff Box in Celebration of Halloween (1 of 10)
The Three MusCATeers
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I am a small private dealer with a love for small decorative items predominantly from the Georgian and Victorian periods each with their own beauty. A beauty that is not always expected. Below are some of my favourite finds and past sales from Etsy where I have been trading for the last 7 years.
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Georgian Papier Mache Snuff Box in Celebration of Halloween

REF: LA413538
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This papier mache Snuff Box has on its lid a very raucous scene set in what looks like a tavern with a lady and her dog at the centre seeming to be listening to the gentleman who is wearing what looks like a turban whilst everyone arounds them excitedly celebrate. Underneath the image are the lines 'To Burn Their Nits an Pou their Stocks an 'Haud their Halloween. Fu'blythe that night' These are from the Robert Burns Poem Halloween which was published in 1786. In English they translate as 'To Burn Their Nuts and Pull their Plants and keep their Halloween. Full of Fun that Night' I have struggled to identify whether the image is painted or printed, my instinct tells me it has to be a print as it is so details but when I look at it under my loop, I see no dots.
1.5 cm
8.7 cm
8.5 cm
The Three MusCATeers has clarified that the Georgian Papier Mache Snuff Box in Celebration of Halloween (LA413538) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Circa 1800
The Snuff Box is in good Condition. There is some wear to the image on the lid with the main damage being by the young girl's head dressed in yellow. There are no splits or breaks to the papier mache, but there is some light crazing to the lacquer on the bottom of the base. The lid does not screw closed to the base, but I am not sure it ever did.
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Date of Manufacture:
Circa 1800
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