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Snuff box

Object Number: 
1937.1346
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 3.5 x 9.8 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Oval brass snuffbox with hinged lid; undecorated except for bracket of hinge, which is shaped on the lid and pierced with a heart on the side.
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