Overall: 13 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. ( 33 x 32.1 x 32.1 cm )
Spherical blown glass vessel housed in square iron framework; glass vessel with circular opening at top and pontil mark at base; iron framework consisting of two square horizontal members with pierced decorative ironwork of scrolling foliage, supported by four pillars; circular iron lid at top with loop for lock; engraved brass plaque.
Gift of George H. Dean
cast: on iron lid: "JOLLIE/PATENT APPLIED FOR"
engraved: on brass plaque on top of frame: "BALLOT BOX/USED IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK PRIOR TO 1870/PRESENTED BY/GEORGE H. DEAN/MARCH 8, 1919"
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