Cigar box: inscribed: Srie c'est...Demo oli. w/tag
Overall: 7/8 x 4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 10.2 x 5.7 cm )
inscribed: in low relief below scene: "SIRE C'EST A AUSTERLITZ QUE J'AI ETE DEMOLI" incised: inside box at bottom: "EV CRYSPEIRT LANDIECEM/ COLLEGE T [--] RMONDE/1845" incised: on reverse of lid: illegible inscription typed: tag found inside box: "NAD
Rectangular horn box in low with hinged lid; lid has low relief scene depicting three figures, an officer (possibly Napoleon) and two soldiers, one on wooden legs; inscriptions below scene and inside box.
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.