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Penwipe (France), ca. 1730 or 1840

This is a Penwipe. It is dated ca. 1730 or 1840 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is tortoise shell with gold inlay, silk. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Unknown. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 17 x 9 cm (6 11/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Penwipe (France), ca. 1730 or 1840; tortoise shell with gold inlay, silk; Overall: 17 x 9 cm (6 11/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1967-48-35

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