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Brush - round

Brush - round
Title
Brush - round
Date 
ca. 1870-1890
Medium 
Lacquered wood, bristles, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 1/8 x 26 x 22 1/4 in. (71.4 x 66 x 56.5 cm)
Description 
Black lacquered wood handle, broken, but bulges and tapers in toward ferrule. Seamless, conical, yellow metal ferrule. Sable(?) bristles.
Credit Line 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number 
1932.237b.97
Marks 
Stamped "III" pattern around base of ferrule, two rows. Stamped "FW DEVOE & CO" and "7" on handle.
Gallery Label 
Devoe did not begin making brushes until the late 1870s. The company became F.W. Devoe & C.T. Raynolds in 1890.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group