A small antique black lacquered papier mache snuff box with hinged lid and raised decoration at the centre of the lid.
Although structurally sound, there is some loss of the lacquer around the edges in particular, and some loss in the papier mache under the lid and the front/inside of the box. It may be that there was once a catch there but it is no longer present (see photographs). The box has been cleaned, but might benefit from further, more expert, cleaning.
The box measures approximately 2.625in by just under 1.5in at the base and stands just over 0.875in high. Exact age unknown but believed to date from some period during the nineteenth century. Weighs about 19g. A remarkable survivor.
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