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Paint box

1985.181AB (RS118559)

Description

Plain, rectangular mahogany box w/ brass escutcheon and ring hanger which opens on hinged lid to compartmented watercolor paintbox. Blocks of various dry watercolors and two cavities for water bowls (one missing). Paper label reads: "Superior London Made Water Colors Warranted Soft & Brilliant."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1875
Inscriptions
See description.
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Painting T&E
Descriptive terms
BOX, ARTIST'S
Brass
brass (alloy)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
paint boxes
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
2.875 x 5.5 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.181AB
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
24953

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