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Major-General The Hon Sir Arthur Wellesley Snuff Box, 1805
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Major-General The Hon Sir Arthur Wellesley Snuff Box, 1805

Measurements: Diameter: 8.5cm (3.5in)

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Lacquered papier maché in the manner of Georg Siegmund Stobwasser. The circular lid decorated with a half length portrait of the Hon Sir Arthur Wellesley loosely based on the portraits painted in India by Robert Home.

The firm established by Georg Siegmund Stobwasser produced Japanned papier maché boxes from 1769 when Stobwasser settled in Brunswick. Production continued from  Stobwasser’s death in 1776 into the mid 19th century, with boxes of this type being known by the Stobwasser name.

 

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