Update

To help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, New-York Historical is temporarily closed to the public until it is safe to reopen. More details on our Visit page.

Toothpick holder

Object Number: 
1953.608
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 6.7 x 7.9 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Yellow pressed lead glass toothpick holder in the form of a monkey head.
Gallery Label: 
The name "Darwin" for this monkey head toothpick holder is thought to be a reference to Charles Darwin's theory of human evolution.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group