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Tiny Mauchline ware Snuff Box

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A tiny transfer printed Mauchline Ware snuff box, 'GRATIS', foil lined and stamped to the interior of the base with the retailer's mark 'Adolph Frankau & Co.' of 119/121 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4.


1.5 in x 1.25 in x .5 in


In 1847, Adolph Frankau arrived in London and saw opportunities in the tabacco market. He created the company Adolph Frankau and Co and became an importer of meerschaum pipes and other related supplies.

He also took on a 14 year old boy, Louis Blumfeld. Following the death in 1856 of Adolph Frankau, Blumfield took over responsibility for the company, quickly developing an international trade but with a particular focus on the countries of the British Empire.


Item Code: 4596

£ 265

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