C.1817. Circular, 3 ¼” diameter, black japanned papier-mâché with a scene on the cover an attractive woman in dress and apron standing in a door way with loaves of bread, a pile of fruit/vegetables and a barrel, presumably of food or wine. Almost certainly made in 1816-17, the Year Without a Summer, when famine spread across the Northern Hemisphere. That was a result of massive crop failures due to unrelenting rain attributed to a volcanic winter caused by the eruption of Mount Tambora in Sumbawa. A volcanic winter is the weather change effect resulting from a massive volcanic eruption which generates a dry fog (volcanic dust) which prevents the penetration of sunlight causing temperatures to drop and plants to die. The form of the box corresponds to the pockets of men’s waistcoats of the period.

Stock Number: FNS8098


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