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1916

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bird cage Miniature

This is a miniature. It is dated ca. 1800 and we acquired it in 1916. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

  • Cavea (23) Brooch
  • laser-cut, folded, and constructed silver elements, enamel, crushed hematite,....
  • Promised gift to the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian....
  • 7067.55.2016

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bird cage Miniature; Previously owned by Alexander Wilson Drake (American, 1843-1916); possibly England; silver; Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1916-19-104

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