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Revolutionary War period or before. 3 1/2” length of black japanned papier-mâché. The lid inlaid (complete) with a pewter border and central escutcheon. Excellent preservation for the period. These were used to carry snuff or pipe tobacco interchangeably. Pewter foil inlay on a black japanned body is the most common construction and takes many forms. See Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, Neumann, page 245 & 246 for examples.

Stock Number: B6168

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