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Cigar box

Cigar box
Title
Cigar box
Date 
ca. 1850
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 5 5/16 x 3 in. (2.9 x 13.5 x 7.6 cm)
Description 
Cast and seamed sheffield plate sandwich box; rectangular box with straight sides; hinged lid; engraved on the front, "A. B. Durand/ from/ W. K." in script; makers' marks stamped inside.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number 
1933.47
Marks 
engraved: on the front: "A. B. Durand/ from/ W. K." in script stamped: inside: "66/ JAMES DIXON/ & SONS/ 041"
Gallery Label 
This cigar box was given to the Hudson River School painter Asher B. Durand (1796-1886) by William Kuntze. Durand supposedly used it as a sandwich box when he went on mountain excursions. William G. Kuntze is listed in Trow's City Directory for 1855-56 and 1856-57 as a cigar dealer located at 44 Houston Street.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group