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Cigar box

Object Number: 
1937.1268
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 4.4 x 14 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
hand written: paper label inside lid: "608 French"
Description: 
Oval brass tobacco box with tinned interior and decorative hinged lid; lid engraved with figures in the foreground and castle in the background; underside engraved with image of two figures, one outdoors and the other indoors; both images and sides engraves with foliate motifs.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group