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Eyeglasses Case

1971.1834 (RS118425)

Description

Rectangular black lacquer case in two parts, the cover sliding over the bottom. The cover is divided horizontally in half with the top half caned wicker and the bottom half with a hand-painted carp motif and a gilded leaf decoration, on both the front and back side. The lower half of the case is undecorated.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1933
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
foliation (pattern)
gilding
hand-painted
lacquering
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
painting (image-making)
wicker
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
carp
Carp
CASE, EYEGLASSES
eyeglass cases
figure- and animal-derived motifs
foliation (pattern)
Gilded
gilding
hand-painted
Lacquered
lacquering
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
Painted
painting (image-making)
wicker
Wicker
Dimensions
4.875 x 3 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1834
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12730

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