String Holder

Object Number: 
2002.1.439
Date: 
1880-1910
Medium: 
Wood, laquer
Dimensions: 
2 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. diameter
Description: 
This black laquered wooden canister has silver paint applied to the outside to create a silhouette pattern of branches, cherubs with bows, a dog, and a heron on the base with a man giving flowers to a woman on the lid. The metal rimmed hole in the lid indicates that it was used as a string or yarn dispenser.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group