A small (4 3/8" x 2 3/4") wooden trinket box with a Mauchlin Ware Victorian Scene of Weston-Super-Mare to lid. The box is sound and in good condition but has scratches to lid and someone has also scratched a name there also...... luckily not too deeply.
Mauchline (pronounced Moch’lin) Ware, a form of souvenir ware made by the Smith family of Mauchline, Ayrshire, now Strathclyde, Scotland, and favored by affluent Victorians traveling abroad. Mauchline, located 11 miles inland from the Scottish coastal resort of Ayr, was the center of the Mauchline Ware industry, which at its peak in the 1860s, employed over 400 people in the manufacture of small, but always beautifully made and invariably useful wooden souvenirs and gift ware. If it weren’t for the town’s association with Robert Burns, it would be difficult to find any present-day connection with the industry. Similar products were also made in Lanark, but because of the contribution its originators, W. & A. Smith of Mauchline, the vast number of souvenirs produced in southwest Scotland from the early 19th-century to the 1930s is now referred to by the generic name of "Mauchline Ware."
Mauchlin Ware Trinket Box -Late 1800's Weston-Super-Mare
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