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Book Clasp (probably Italy), probably 17th century

This is a Book clasp. It is dated probably 17th century and we acquired it in 1903. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Samuel P. Avery. It is credited Gift of Samuel P. Avery.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D (a,b: overall): 11.4 x 5 x 0.1 cm (4 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Book Clasp (probably Italy), probably 17th century; silver; L x W x D (a,b: overall): 11.4 x 5 x 0.1 cm (4 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 1/16 in.); Gift of Samuel P. Avery; 1903-1-3-a,b

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