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1985.187 (RS118565)

Description

Circular pierced and carved translucent jade medallion w/ bird and acorn motif set into a brass surround w/ bamboo leaf incised decoration (symbol of longevity). The medallion surmounts a rectangular base w/ pierced cherry blossom motif. Ends are hinged at right angle to sheet of rolled brass forming book support.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1910
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
jade (rock)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Acorn
acorn
Aves (class)
Bird
Blossom
BOOKEND
bookends
Brass
brass (alloy)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
Jade
jade (rock)
Dimensions
6.375 x 3.375 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.187
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
24962

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