Snuff box: disassembled

Object Number: 
1947.511
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Mother of pearl, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
incised: center, top: "MH"
Description: 
Rectangular mother of pearl patch box with oblique corners, in metal frame (some pieces disengaged); various floral, geometric, and village images carved on outer surfaces.
Gallery Label: 
This Chinese patch box was purchased by Holly Smith and given to his niece, Martha Coggeshall Holly.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group