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Case w/candles and matches

Case w/candles and matches
Title
Case w/candles and matches
Date 
ca. 1867
Medium 
Tin
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 7.3 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
Oblong tubular case with punched grate texture on one end, on two pieces that fit together, interior fitted with socket for candle with candle and fourteen match sticks.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1532
Marks 
inscribed: "________ JUNE 4, 1867/C. PARKER/ME____EN, CT."
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group