An early 19th century Mauchline Ware sycamore and penwork snuff box, apparently no mark,
Lot 57
An early 19th century Mauchline Ware sycamore and penwork snuff box, apparently no mark,
Sold for £1,080 (US$ 1,815) inc. premium
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An early 19th century Mauchline Ware sycamore and penwork snuff box,

Footnotes

  • The scene is from Robert Burn's poem 'The Cotter's Saturday Night' (1785):

    The toil-worn Cotter frae his labour goes, -
    This night his weekly moil is at an end,
    Collects his spades, his mattocks, and his hoes,
    Hoping the morn in ease and rest to spend,
    And weary, o'er the moor, his course does hameward bend.

    At length his lonely cot appears in view,
    Beneath the shelter of an aged tree;
    Th' expectant wee-things, toddlin, stacher through
    To meet their dad, wi' flichterin noise and glee.
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