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Maker(s):King, John (probably)
Culture:British; English
Title:Tortoise shell box
Date Made:1750
Materials:Silver and tortoise shell; molded and engraved
Place Made:Europe; United Kingdom; Great Britain; England
Measurements:Overall: 1 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 3/16 in; 4.1 cm x 6.4 cm x 8.1 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1986.33.102
Credit Line:Bequest of Josephine Purtscher Fellows (Class of 1924)
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Description:
Provincial English.
From original file: Whole tortoise shell mounted on silver with lid that opens on four-lug hinge concealed by bright-cut engraving. Maker's mark "IC" (inside lid). Script initials " TDS" on lid.

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