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Brisé Carnet De Bal, 19th century

This is a Brisé Carnet de Bal. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1924. Its medium is carved ivory and mother-of-pearl sticks, metal pencil holder. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled A Fan by Any Other Name.

This object was donated by Paul Wetterwald.

  • Neckring, ca. 1960
  • silver, mother-of-pearl, pearl.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eitel Groeschke in memory of Pauline and Frank Rebajes.
  • 1990-138-1-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W (Closed): 7.6 × 1.9 cm (3 in. × 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

On guard, in black: Bal

Cite this object as

Brisé Carnet De Bal, 19th century; carved ivory and mother-of-pearl sticks, metal pencil holder; H x W (Closed): 7.6 × 1.9 cm (3 in. × 3/4 in.); 1924-31-1

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