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Object Name: Tobacco box
Date: 1700-1750
Medium: Brass, copper
Dimensions: Overall: 1 3/8 x 5 x 2 1/4 in. ( 3.5 x 12.7 x 5.7 cm )
Description: Hinged lid, rectangular brass and copper tobacco box with engraved decoration of a costumed male in both top and bottom; copper siding engraved with slashed and swirl decoration.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1267
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Marks: inscribed: at bottom of figure on lid in Dutch: words (very worn) inscribed: at bottom of figure on back rubbed out except for a few letters

Gallery Label:

This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.

Provenance:

The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman