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Building blocks

Building blocks
Title
Building blocks
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 )
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
Object Number 
1984.55a-xxxxxxxxxx
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 of designs/"the practical architect"/Series 13." printed: on lid: "F.A.d. Richter & Co./by appointment/Rudolstadt Vienna/Rotterdam/Oltam London/New York/310, Broadway"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group