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Snuffbox

Object Number: 
1947.512ab
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Papier-mâché
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. ( 1.9 x 9.2 cm )
Marks: 
scratched: by hand on reverse: "D. Holly/1840"
Description: 
Circular papier-mâché snuffbox with black body; painted with portrait of man wearing military dress, including sash. Inscribed "D. HOLLY / 1840" on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
This snuffbox belonged to David Holly (1768-1843) of Stamford, Connecticut, great grandfather of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Adelaide Milton deGroot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group