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Writing Kit, 19th century

This is a Writing kit. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1926. Its medium is cut and shaped tortoiseshell on wood core, silver, glass (bottles), textile (interior). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Unknown. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 4 x 7.2 x 4.1 cm (1 9/16 x 2 13/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Writing Kit, 19th century; cut and shaped tortoiseshell on wood core, silver, glass (bottles), textile (interior); H x W x D: 4 x 7.2 x 4.1 cm (1 9/16 x 2 13/16 x 1 5/8 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1926-1-33-a/h

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