Snuffbox with lid

Object Number: 
1931.21ab
Date: 
ca. 1850-1860
Medium: 
Papier-mâché
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. ( 1.9 x 8.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: beneath painted image: "Gold-diggers in Cali-/fornia"
Description: 
Circular papier-mâché snuffbox with painted depiction of two gold-diggers fighting over claim, with a third figure, coastline and ocean with ship in distance.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Hunt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group