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Snuff box w/tag, inscribed: Napoleon Le Grand...

Object Number: 
INV.7687
Date: 
1800-1815
Medium: 
Horn, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 3 1/4 x 2 in. ( 2.5 x 8.3 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in relief on lid: "NAPOLEON LE GRAND CHERI DE LA VICTOIRE/ILSUT PAR SON GENIE ETERNIXER SA GLOIRE" inscribed: on reverse: target-shaped mark with triangular incision typed: tag inside box: "NADELMAN/Collection/98"
Description: 
Animal horn snuffbox with hinged lid; half-oval shape with curved bottom; on lid, relief image of vendôme column 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