Snuff box inscribed: Napoleon A Moscou

Object Number: 
INV.7686
Date: 
1800-1815
Medium: 
Horn, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 7 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in relief on lid: "NAPOLEON A MOSCOU" on front: circular mark with triangular incision representing the badge and ribbon typed: tag found inside box: "NADELMAN/Collection/88"
Description: 
Animal horn snuffbox in the shape of Napoleon's bicorne hat, with hinged lid; on lid, relief image of Napoleon with raised inscription.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group