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Description: A painted snuff box depicting the bafoonish Dr
Syntax at the Inn. An important satirical figure of the day he
appeared on a series of caricatures. Very likely this box was given
as a caustic gift. Such presents were part of the sharp social
repartee of the period and typify the witty and sophisticate comedy
of manners, which went on in every day life.
Materials: papier mâché
Size: 3.8"across. 9.8cm.
and small cracks. Clouding of original varnish.
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