Antique French Papier Mache Snuff Box

$90

Antique French Papier Mache Snuff Box.  Circa 1820. This very old snuff  box is made out of japanned (ebonized) papier mache. The box is the shape and size designed to fit easily in a gentleman’s waistcoat pocket. The illustration on the lid, in shades of brown and black, consists of a woman seated on a throne with tropical trees in the background. The caption at the bottom reads “La tragedie ou Melpomene.” Melpomene was the Greek muse of tragedy and is pictured here holding a dagger in her left hand and the mask of tragedy on the right hand arm of the throne.

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Antique French Papier Mache Snuff Box.  Circa 1820. This very old snuff  box is made out of japanned (ebonized) papier mache. The box is the shape and size designed to fit easily in a gentleman’s waistcoat pocket. The illustration on the lid, in shades of brown and black, consists of a woman seated on a throne with tropical trees in the background. The caption at the bottom reads “La tragedie ou Melpomene.” Melpomene was the Greek muse of tragedy and is pictured here holding a dagger in her left hand and the mask of tragedy on the right hand arm of the throne.

Dimensions
The piece is 3 inches (7.75 cm) in diameter and ¾ inch (2 cm) in height.

Condition
The lid fits snugly but shows signs of wear where the paper has worn away (see close up photos).

Delivery or Pick-up
Please note that delivery, delivery insurance and duty, if applicable, are not included in the above price. Our checkout page will calculate the cost of Canada Post delivery based on your postal/zip code and/or location. We ship worldwide. You also have the option of picking up the item in Newburgh, Kingston or Napanee, Ontario, Canada. Sorry no refunds available once purchased. For more information feel free to contact us at: info@rogueshollowantiques.com

Additional information

Weight.1875 lbs
Dimensions5.75 × 5.5 × 2 in

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