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    Andrew Jackson et al: Fabulous Four Portrait Snuff Box. This 3 1/2" papier-mâché snuff box has engraved portraits of the most prominent politicians of the early 1830's: Andrew Jackson and Martin Buren (Democrats), Henry Clay and Daniel Webster (Whigs). The highly-detailed portraits play off nicely against the gold background. We are aware of examples in the Chicago History Museum and two private collections. A piece of the outer rim became detached at some time and has been neatly glued back on. There is very light crazing to the lacquer finish and a label on the bottom that reads: "Snuff box Van Dyke". The lid fits perfectly and there is snuff residue in the interior. This is certainly one of the finer snuff boxes of the period.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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