Snuffbox with lid

Object Number: 
INV.7598ab
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Sheet metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 1.6 x 7.9 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in gold on cover: "Anchor/of hope" typed: paper label affixed to back: "1075/Amer"
Description: 
Black painted oval snuffbox with loosely rendered red and gold anchor, band, lines and inscription.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group