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1991.497AB (RS25726)

Description

A small round tortise shell trinket box. Its top is mounted with a silver band and painted with a view of "Sir William Johnson's House of 1733" in a detailed polychrome painting.

Details

Label
In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002.
Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1820
Inscriptions
Handpainted on the cover design at the bottom rim is: 1773 Sir William Johnson's House.
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Subject Sir William Johnson House. Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
handmade
incising
oil paint (paint)
printing (process)
silver (metal)
sterling silver
tortoise shell
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
BOX, SNUFF
Commemorative
commemoratives
handmade
Handmade
House
houses
Incised
incising
Oil
oil paint (paint)
printing (process)
scenes (depictions)
Scenic
Shell
silver (metal)
snuffboxes
Sterling Silver
sterling silver
tortoise shell
Transfer Printed
People and organizations
Sir William Johnson House
Dimensions
1 x 3 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.497AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2472
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