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Print, Design for Two Snuffboxes, Three Watchcase Lids, and Three Wall Brackets

This is a Print. It was designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder. It is dated 1745 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching and engraving on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 24.7 x 18.7 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.) Sheet: 44 x 28.6 cm (17 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

On plate, upper left: 18me. Livre.; upper center: C.P.S.C.M.; upper right: S.; upper center, in the image: Livre D'Ornemens a divers usages, Nouvellement/jnventé par françois de Cuvilliés, premier/Architecte de S.A.S.E. de Baviere./Gravé par Cuvilliés le fils.; lower center, in the image: Se vend a Paris chez le Sr. Poilly ruë St. Iacques, a/l'jmage St. Benoit, Avec Privilege du Roy,/ét chez l'auteur.; lower right: 1

Cite this object as

Print, Design for Two Snuffboxes, Three Watchcase Lids, and Three Wall Brackets; Designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); Germany; etching and engraving on off-white laid paper; Platemark: 24.7 x 18.7 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.) Sheet: 44 x 28.6 cm (17 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-285-95

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