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Case (USA (case)), ca. 1890

This is a Case. It was made by Pavel Ovchinikov and retailed by Theodore B. Starr. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1944. Its medium is leather, brass, velvet, silk. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mary T. Cockcroft. It is credited Gift of Mary T. Cockcroft.

It has the following markings

(g): On upper silk interior of case: "Theodore B Starr New York-" in gold on silk in script.

Cite this object as

Case (USA (case)), ca. 1890; Made by Pavel Ovchinikov (Russian, 1830 - 1888); leather, brass, velvet, silk; Gift of Mary T. Cockcroft; 1944-44-3-g

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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