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Cigar box

Cigar box
Title
Cigar box
Date 
ca. 1750
Medium 
Copper
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 6 x 3 in. ( 5.1 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Rectangular box of sheet copper engraved all sides; top and bottom: 2 hexagonal reserves with female allegorical figures flanking central elaborate rosette; continouse undulating scroll and vine around side; hinged lid.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1273
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