Snuffbox with lid

Object Number: 
1931.20ab
Date: 
ca. 1812-1820
Medium: 
Papier-mâché
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. ( 1.9 x 8.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: surrounding portrait on obverse: "ISAAC HULL ESQR./of the United States Navy" printed: beneath image on reverse: "THE US FRIGATE CONSTITUTION/ ISAAC HULL ESQR. COMMANDER/CAPTURING/ HIS B.M's FRIAGTE GUERRIERE/AUGUST 19TH/1812"
Description: 
Circular papier-mâché snuffbox with printed portrait of Isaac Hull on obverse and depiction of the U.S. frigate "Constitution" capturing the British frigate "Guerriere" on reverse.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Hunt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group