Digby Antiques (Wiltshire)
Digby Antiques (Wiltshire) is located in Warminster, United Kingdom
Mauchline Snuff Box
REF: DG9001911 / LA189527
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A great example of a mauchline snuff box, pen and ink drawing to top depicting a bear and a number of dogs. The other sides are also decorated with a basket weave pattern. Not sure this has been opened and closed very much as it is quite stiff. The tin lining has gone, but it has contained a number of tiny cowrie shells which will have worn the lining off over the years. The detail in the hand drawing in Indian ink is quite amazing. It is in used condition commensurate with age, no major losses. A more unusual picture than most. The hinge was developed by a gentleman called John Sandy, but they became known as the Laurencekirk snuff box.
length 8.5 cm width 4.5 depth 2.5 cm
Digby Antiques (Wiltshire) has clarified that the Mauchline Snuff Box (LA189527) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 19th Century
Very good condition commensurate with age
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This Mauchline Snuff Box is located in Warminster, United Kingdom