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Writing Kit (France)

This is a Writing kit. It is dated late 18th–early 19th century and we acquired it in 1979. Its medium is wood (ebony?), ivory, gold, steel, metal, cork. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Clinton Wilder. It is credited Gift of Clinton Wilder.

  • Writing Toolbox (England)
  • enamel on copper, gilt copper, glass, wood.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.245.26.
  • 21.2012.1

Its dimensions are

H x diam. (assembled): 14.8 x 3.2 cm (5 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Writing Kit (France); wood (ebony?), ivory, gold, steel, metal, cork; H x diam. (assembled): 14.8 x 3.2 cm (5 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.); Gift of Clinton Wilder; 1979-86-36-a/m

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