Collection of tools, personal accessories, and fragments (19 pieces)
Metal, wood, glass, stone, paper, wax
Overall: 4 1/4 x 11 x 4 1/4 in. ( 10.8 x 27.9 x 10.8 cm )
Collection of artist's tools, materials, and fragments, together with a pair of steel rim spectacles with circular, colorless glass lenses, "C" bridge, and hinged temples with a large loop at the end; eighteen pieces in addition to the spectacles, including one oval wooden form, one oval piece of sheet metal, one oval piece of glass, one small block of stone with beveled edge, one gold colored metal tack with decorative openwork head, one small blotter with circular head and tapered wooden handle, five bundles of thin wire, two metal fragments, two wood fragments, and three paper packages, two containing gold sequins and one containing gold leaf.
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
typewritten: on label affixed to lid of archival box in which objects were found: "miscellaneous tools/items removed / from the Desk by John Ramage. / These items were removed from a / wooden box also containing / 1947.461v5, w1, w3, w4. These items / MUST be returned to wooden box now / on loan to the MET until 2/22/91."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.