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Snuffbox with lid

Object Number: 
1931.24ab
Date: 
ca. 1812-1820
Medium: 
Papier-mâché
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on oval shield at center of etching: "Glory/to the/American/arms" printed: beneath etching: "America shows to the world/ the trophy of her/victories"
Description: 
Circular papier-mâché snuffbox with print on lid with allegorical figures (Victory/Gabriel and Columbia) gesturing towards armor, cannon, swords, and flags.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Hunt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group