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Cigar box

Object Number: 
1937.1269
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Brass, copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 3.2 x 13.3 x 7.9 cm )
Description: 
Wrought oval brass tobacco box with copper hinged lid engraved on all sides; the lid and underside have images of five people, each in an archway, and the sides are engraved with conventionalized leaves.
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