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Trinket box

1986.379AB (RS25569)

Description

Small rectangular alabaster box w/ pierced sides (quatrefoil grill); solid fitted top inlaid w/ pink mother-of-pearl flowers w/ black (onyx?) stems.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1950-1970
Inscriptions
Printed on label on bottom: ""MADE IN/ INDIA""
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
abalone shell
alabaster (mineral)
inlay (process)
onyx (mineral)
piercing
staining
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Abalone
abalone shell
Alabaster
alabaster (mineral)
BOX, TRINKET
boxes (containers)
Inlaid
inlay (process)
Onyx
Pierced
piercing
Possibly onyx (mineral)
Stained
staining
Dimensions
1.125 x 1.563 x 2.063 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.379AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
14350

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