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Snuff Box Depicting Sir John Herschel, German, c.1835

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Inventory Number: 25152
Object Type: Object
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Subject)
Date Created: c. 1835
Place Created: Germany Europe
Accession Number: 1952-88
Brief Description: Papier mâché circular snuff-box bearing a cartoon of Sir John Herschel investigating the moon, in gold and black. The order of the German and French captions and the use of nouveaux for nouvelles indicate that this was probably German in origin.
Probably made in 1835 when Herschel's work at Feldhausen, South Africa, was being satirised by R. A. Locke in the New York Sun.
Primary Inscriptions: Caption to image: "Dr John Herschels neueste Entdeckungen / in der Mondwelt / [rule] / Les plus nouveaux découvertes au monde de la lune / par Dr Jean Herschel"
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Astronomical Society in 1952. Given to the RAS by Sir Eric Miller, 1952.
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Material(s): Papier mâché
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
91 mm


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