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    George Washington and Benjamin Franklin: Period Painted Snuff Box. 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" oval painted tin (japanned) snuff box. The lid is hand-painted with decorative elements around the perimeter, a flagon and crossed pipes in the center and, encircling that, the words: "Franklin and Washington the Glory of America". Some normal crazing to the painted surface with chips and slight darkening. We don't know why Franklin gets "top billing" here, but the box is definitely of the period and was likely produced circa 1785-1795 for use by a patriot who frequented taverns and wayside inns.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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