Building blocks

Object Number: 
1984.55a-xxxxxxxxxx
Date: 
1900-1910
Medium: 
Terracotta, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 3 1/8 x 13 x 9 3/8 in. ( 7.9 x 33 x 23.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on lid, in English and German, lists of cities where Richter's building blocks have received awards printed: on lid: "Design/for repacking/No. 13" printed: on lid: "This box contains/2 books of architectural mo/dels (Series 9 and 13) and/1 book
Description: 
Set of 255 architectural building blocks made of pink, blue, and white terracotta; housed in wooden box with sliding lid; paper cover for lid printed with central image of arrangement for packing blocks in box with rectangular border with gargoyles, medallions, urns, floral scrolls, and inscriptions.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Charles A. Van Patten
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group