Box With Two Compartments, early 18th century
This is a Box with Two Compartments. It is dated early 18th century and we acquired it in 1966. Its medium is shaped horn with gold piqué. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The curved wall of this box shows the degree to which thin sheets of horn can be molded. The exterior is decorated with pique work, a type of adornment that entails piercing a pattern onto a surface and then filling the spaces with gold to create a spangled effect. The box's interior is divided by a ciruclar panel, creating two compartments, each with its own lid.
This object was
Estate of Harry G. Friedman.
It is credited
Gift of the Estate of Harry G. Friedman.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 7.4 x 5 cm (2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Box With Two Compartments, early 18th century; shaped horn with gold piqué; H x diam.: 7.4 x 5 cm (2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of Harry G. Friedman; 1966-2-13