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Object Name: Snuffbox
Date: 1800-1850
Medium: Horn, mother-of-pearl, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 5 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 1 in. ( 13.3 x 5.4 x 2.5 cm )
Place made: Europe
Possibly: France
Description: Carved horn snuffbox with rectangular, flaring base and circular top with carved, loop finial; circular top has mother-of-pearl disk; hinged mother-of-pearl lid on lower half.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: INV.7673
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Marks: scratched: faintly in mother-of-pearl disk: "D" typed: tag found inside of box: "NADELMAN/Collection/82" ; "Snuff box/ French 18th cent./Heal $ 10"

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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.


The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman