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1959

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2015

2022

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Card Case (USA)

This is a Card case. It is dated ca. 1850 and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is mother-of-pearl, silver, wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Charles W. Lester. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Charles W. Lester..

  • Briefcase
  • nickel-plated leather.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.4
  • Cigarette Case
  • calibré-cut sapphires, mother-of-pearl, cabochon sapphire, gold.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.8
  • Neckring
  • silver, mother-of-pearl, pearl.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eitel Groeschke in memory of Pauline and Frank Rebajes.
  • 1990-138-1-a,b

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Pleated Fan (France)
  • lace leaf with silk satin backing; mother-of-pearl sticks.
  • Gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1920-19-182

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 9 x 6.6 x 1 cm (3 9/16 x 2 5/8 x 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Card Case (USA); mother-of-pearl, silver, wood; H x W x D: 9 x 6.6 x 1 cm (3 9/16 x 2 5/8 x 3/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Charles W. Lester.; 1959-20-1

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