Diminutive Paint Decorated Lidded Box

Northeast America, ca. 1820-1840. Original ochre paint over mustard ground, with the ochre moved into attractive patterns while still wet by a rag or other device. Taller-than-wide slightly bulbous body with turned lid, surmounted by an integral turned finial. Minor paint losses and stain (shown). Dry surface. Structurally excellent with no cracks. Pleasing small size of about 4 1/4 inches to the top of the finial x 3 3/8 diameter. Likely to hold spices or sugar. Nice..

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