17 Color Slugs

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Object Name: 
17 Color Slugs
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
77.3.28
Dimensions: 
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Location: 
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Date: 
1929
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. Leo Moser
Primary Description: 
Box: dark olive green. Slugs: all transparent, (A) deep blue ("Saphir"), (B) deep blue ("Stahlblau"), (C-G) purplish pink, (H) red, (I) purplish pink, (J,K) reddish brown, (L) very pale brown, (M) olive green, (N,O) light green, (P) green, (Q) as (P), but lighter; box: cardboard, paper and textile, copper (clasp); slugs: glass, some with paper labels; box: components assembled with adhesive; clasp attached with pins; slugs: cast, ground and polished. Box: rectangular, with lid. Exterior covered with olive green paper; interior divided into nine parallel compartments and lined with white fabric; closed with copper clasp. Slugs: cylindrical, octagonal at one end, the flutes extending for one-quarter to two-fifths of the total length; ends beveled. Most slugs have one paper label, inscribed in ink with color and date.
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Provenance: 
Moser, Mrs. Leo, Source