Antique Pre-1850s Scottish Penwork Mauchline Treen Ware Curved Pocket Snuff Box

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 27, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House
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Here is a genuine Victorian Era Snuff Box made with a curve to fit inside a gentlemans pocket. It measures approximately 3 inches long, is 2 inches wide and almost 3/4 inches deep. It has expected age related wear, fading, and patina. Made entirely of wood, I am amazed at how well the wood jointed hinges work. The lid is decorated with a Mauchline Ware type transfer image of a French Woman with chin in hand, entitled, La Reflexion. She is framed in a black border with hand penwork leaves and flowers in Green and Red. I am informed that this sort of hand penwork was popular in the early 1800s and had stopped alltogether by the 1850s. This piece is straight
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