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VanTines's Japanese Nail Stone box

1998.2280AB (RS24343)

Description

Blue and white square porcelain covered box marked "VANTINE'S/ ORIENTAL/ NAILSTONE/ JAPAN"; yellow and orange paper label w/ inscription, dragon and mountain; top w/ 4 shells at 4 corners; scene on cover w/ mountain and ocean.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Inscriptions
Printed label on side of box: ""VANTINE/ ORIENTAL PERFUMES 877-879 BWAY NEW YORK""
Location of origin
Japan
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
glazing (coating)
painting (coating)
porcelain
tin (metal)
Object type
Merchandising T&E
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
BOX
boxes (containers)
Dragon
figure- and animal-derived motifs
glazing (coating)
Mountain
mountains
packaging
Painted
painting (coating)
porcelain
Porcelain
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
People and organizations
A.A. Vantine & Co.
Dimensions
1 x 2.375 x 2.375 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2280AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18184

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