Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Plants

Date: 1830-1850

Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.50 in (8.89 cm)
  • Length: 8.00 in (20.32 cm)
  • Width: 2.75 in (6.985 cm)

Maker: Unknown

Description:

An earthenware shoe shaped container with lid printed in green in an all-over floral pattern with a decorative floral button printed on the toe.  A simple linear floral border is printed around the shoe and lid.   Although it is large, it may have been used as a snuff box. Wooden snuff boxes in this size in the shape of a shoe were more common.  See other views of this piece. 

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