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The Opening of the Glasgow & Garnkirk Railway

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A fine and rare snuffbox produced at the Stobwasser Manufactory, Braunschweig, Germany, towards end of this factory's life. To the lid is painted a typically fine scene depicting the opening of the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway, beneath the lid is the title of the scene 'Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk railway View near proven mill bridge, looking west'; the base simulating a deep green porphyry and stencilled to the interior in red Gothic script, 'Stobwasser's Fabrik Braunschweig'.

German circa 1820. A small bruise to the underside of the lid, mid right.

3 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 7/8 in  

The Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway was an early railway built primarily to carry coal from Monkland coalfields to Glasgow, and beyond, both shortening the journey and by-passing the monopolistic charges of the Monkland Canal. Passenger traffic was an early development in the life of the line.

 

Item Code: 3304

£ 2650

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