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Description: An amusing painting of a donkey trying to write,
adorns this snuff box. It is obviously a satire on the pretentious
rich who had aspirations-but alas!- no aptitude to knowledge. (see
Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, and Society, 1700--1880
Antigone Clarke & Joseph O'Kelly, ISBN: 0764316885 pages 262- 264). It was most probably presented as a cutting
joke to such a "macaroni". The expression on the animal's
face is that of bewilderment and he certainly does not sit too
comfortably on his chair.
Materials: papier mâché.
Size: 3.5" across.8.6cm.
chips and wear around the painting.
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