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OBLONG TOOTHPICK HOLDER

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OBLONG TOOTHPICK HOLDER

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The oblong box is long and rounded at each end. In the center of the cover is a monogram made in very small diamonds against a hair background. This is framed in gold and enamel, first with a circle of white dots simulating pearls and then a blue band. The edges and hinge are made in gold which is delicately engraved with formal patterns. The interior is lined with red velvet. The thumbpiece is a small gold button.

Category:
ivories
Object name:
OBLONG TOOTHPICK HOLDER
Made from:
Ivory -- gold -- enamel -- diamonds -- velvet -- hair
Made in:
FRANCE?
Date made:
18th c.-19th c.
Size:
1.3 x 9.5 x 2.5 cm (1/2 x 3 3/4 x 1 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.17
Class:
IVORY
Signature marks:
MONOGRAM on cover: GS
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973