Snuff box w/tag: fish-shaped; lid inscribed: 641

Snuff box w/tag: fish-shaped; lid inscribed: 641
Title
Snuff box w/tag: fish-shaped; lid inscribed: 641
Date 
1800-1900
Medium 
Wood, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 4.4 x 18.4 x 5.4 cm )
Description 
Wooden box carved in the shape of a stylized fish with swelling abdomen; hinged lid on side of abdomen opens to reveal ovoid space; lid closes with metal latch.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.7675
Marks 
written: in black ink: "641" typed: tag found inside box: "NADELMAN/Collection/1123"; "Alaskan"
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