Mauchline ware

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A distinctive form of decorated treen, named after the Ayrshire town where it was first made in the late 18th century. Small boxes and wooden articles, made of Scottish planewood, were decorated with transfer-printed views, portraits or landmarks in black, or covered with tartan paper and then varnished. Snuff boxes, pill boxes, *étuis, and stamp boxes decorated in this manner were popular tourist souvenirs.

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