Antique Papier Mâché Box with Scene from Robert
Burns poem Tam O'Shanter Circa 1835
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Antique rectangular Papier
mâché box decorated with a scene from the Robert Burns
poem Tam O'Shanter. Tam is riding over the bridge of the river
Doon on his mare Maggie, pursued by witches. He has just witnessed
evil celebrations in the church and churchyard of Alloway. As he
gallops away, one of the old hags grabs and tears off the tail of his
horse. However he and his mare make it over the water to safety. A
most unusual theme, rather too raw for Victorian sensitivities.
Origin: UK; Circa: 1835 ; Materials: papier
Size: 24 cm wide by
10 cm by 6.2 cm: 9.5
inches wide by 3.9 inches by 2.4 inches.
overall; see images
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Keywords: papier mâché, Robert Burns, witches, painted,
japanned, Tam O'Shanter, Victorian,
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