Bookend

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-24962

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

Descriptive Terms

bookends
brass (alloy)
jade (rock)
acorn
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
Brass
Jade
Bird
Acorn
Blossom
BOOKEND

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

6.375 x 3.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.187