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2 7/8” length of black japanned papier-mâché. The lid inlaid with pewter border (complete) and pewter oval with a printed picture of a woman with sickle holding a jug labeled COWPERTHWAITE, an English surname from Yorkshire. Minor blemishes from use. These were used to carry snuff or pipe tobacco interchangeable. Pewter foil inlay on a black japanned body is the most common construction and takes many forms. See Neumann page 245 & 246 for examples.

Stock Number: FNS8083

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