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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    A SCOTTISH MAUCHLINE WARE BOX

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A SCOTTISH MAUCHLINE WARE BOX
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Stamped 'Sistiven Laurkirk' with a view of Fasque on the top within a trellis border; together with an early 20th Century Mauchline ware octagonal tartan scroll box with a photographic print of the Falls of Stonebyre, Lanark
    3¾ in. (28.5 cm.) high; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) wide; 6¾ in. (17 cm.) deep (2)


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    Mauchline Ware takes its name from the town of Mauchline in Ayrshire. In the late nineteenth Century this small coastal town was home to a thriving industry producing souvenirs such as snuff boxes, egg cups and thread-winders. Usually made of sycamore, the principal feature of Mauchline Ware objects is the photograph or pen and ink study, of which examples of both can be seen in the present lot.

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