Covered Snuff Box

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Object Name: 
Covered Snuff Box
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
69.3.36
Dimensions: 
D: 7.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1850
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, reverse-painted. (a) Flat, circular form; slightly convex glass top, with reverse-painted portrait of a woman, wearing a tiara, elaborate earrings, dress with lace bodice; rounded brass frame band; brown cardboard sides with stamped foliate scrolls; inside lined with cream- colored paper; oval printed paper label with double line border, inscribed "GUERRE/46, Rue de Rivoli./Paris.". (b) Similar form; with similar brass base rim and brown cardboard sides with stamped decoration; cream-colored sleeve, and inner lining; green paper-covered bottom.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Skyberg, Sallie E., Source