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Box in Form of Fish

Decorative Arts

  • Place Manufactured: Eastern
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 1 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 7/8 in. (4.8 x 13.7 x 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    ACCESSION NUMBER 66.177.42
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver spice box, fish form, head hinged at base, opens to reveal small compartments, body and tail fitted to move from side to side. Condition: Good.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Box in Form of Fish, late 19th century. Silver, 1 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 7/8 in. (4.8 x 13.7 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 66.177.42. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 66.177.42_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 66.177.42_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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