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Musical snuff box

Rectangular case of red japanned iron, the lid decorated with a black transfer-printed scene of three horsemen, dressed in the costume of the 1830s, riding along an Alpine lakeside. Interior of case, with sloping, shallow depression for snuff, painted gold. Key-wind clockwork mechanism in base, with stop/start button on front of case and tune-changer button on left-hand side. Geneva stopwork mechanism on barrel. Speed governed by worm-driven fly.

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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Width 105mm, depth 64mm, height 32mm