lid (containers)

Wooden snuff box lid. The lid has an optical illusion, showing a two heading man, which is revealed by turning the image upside down. Around the circumference of the object is a French inscription: '.....est comme moi, il a tort car c'est peu de chose quand on le sait et rien quand on l'ignore.' Label: one yellow exhibition label, printed.

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