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Posey Holder (USA), ca. 1850

This is a Posey holder. It is dated ca. 1850 and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Marguerite Parmly Hanford Jordan. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Marguerite Parmly Hanford Jordan.

  • Applique (Italy), ca. 1780
  • wood covered with gesso, painted and gilded - iron pricket.
  • Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.
  • 1911-13-3-b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 13 x 3.6 x 3 cm (5 1/8 x 1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Posey Holder (USA), ca. 1850; silver; H x W x D: 13 x 3.6 x 3 cm (5 1/8 x 1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Marguerite Parmly Hanford Jordan; 1959-58-1

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