Snuff box w/tag:...Napoleon...
Overall: 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 3 in. ( 1.6 x 4.4 x 7.6 cm )
carved: in low relief: "[NAP]OLEONAARCOLE NAPOLEON EMPEREUR NAPOLEONA SHELEN[-]" typed: tag found inside box: "Snuff box/French,early 19th/Healy $ 8"; "NADELMAN/Collection/72"
Rectangular horn snuffbox with hinged lid; lid has low relief scene with three free standing figures; central figure represents Emperor Napoleon; inscription below scene.
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
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