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Mid-nineteenth century papier mache English snuff box. The interior lid painted with a competent portrait of HMS MINOTAUR, inscribed as such and dated 1867.

HMS MINOTAUR was the lead ship of the Minotaur-class armoured frigates built for the Royal Navy during the 1860s. They were the longest single-screw warships ever built. MINOTAUR took nearly four years between her launching and commissioning because she was used for evaluations of her armament and different sailing rigs. The ship spent the bulk of her active career as flagship of the Channel Squadron, including during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Fleet Review in 1887. 

Japanned finish with worn corners.

1867.

SNUFF BOX. PAINTED INTERIOR.

AU$250.00Price
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