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1956

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Magic Lantern (France)

This is a Magic lantern. It is dated 1850–1900 and we acquired it in 1956. Its medium is tôle (painted tin). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Frederick P. Victoria. It is credited Gift of Frederick P. Victoria.

  • Chinese Woman Figure
  • gilt and enameled porcelain.
  • The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase....
  • 1989-41-156

Its dimensions are

38.5 x 31 x 37.7 cm (15 3/16 x 12 3/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on back of figure, above waist: "BREVETE.S.D.G.E"

Cite this object as

Magic Lantern (France); tôle (painted tin); 38.5 x 31 x 37.7 cm (15 3/16 x 12 3/16 x 14 13/16 in.); Gift of Frederick P. Victoria; 1956-75-1-a/e

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