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This is a box. We acquired it in 1926. Its medium is tortoiseshell, mother of pearl, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 2 x 7.8 x 6 cm (13/16 x 3 1/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Box; tortoiseshell, mother of pearl, metal; H x W x D: 2 x 7.8 x 6 cm (13/16 x 3 1/16 x 2 3/8 in.); Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1926-37-31

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