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1048. [Victorian commemorative covered box] “Bishop’s & Clerks Light, Hyannis, Mass.” c.1900.

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1048. [Victorian commemorative covered box] “Bishop’s & Clerks Light, Hyannis, Mass.” c.1900.

1048. [Victorian commemorative covered box] Most attractive, rare wooden Victorian covered wooden shot glass container features a beautiful b/w lithograph of the “Bishop’s & Clerks Light, Hyannis, Mass.” c.1900. A pretty little piece, the box is of hardwood, varnished and measures 3 ¼”h by 2 5/8” top diameter, tapering to a base of 2” diameter. Box has a removable round top which is enhanced by a decorative rim. The pretty image measures about 1 ¾” oval and shows the tall granite light tower and entranceway, as well as the unusual fog bell tower on the rocky shoal. Inside the box was once a fine shot glass. Such wooden Victorian era commemorative pieces, known as Mauchlineware, are exceptionally difficult to find and are quite pretty for display. Clean, very little wear. Most Rare! $188.