Matchbox Containing 40 Glass Parts of Marine Animals

Object Name: 
Matchbox Containing 40 Glass Parts of Marine Animals

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Object Name: 
Matchbox Containing 40 Glass Parts of Marine Animals
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
93.3.74-33
Dimensions: 
Matchbox H: about 1.9 cm, W: 6 cm, D: 3.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1863-1890
Primary Description: 
Matchbox Containing 40 Glass Parts of Marine Animals. Blue, purple, light pink, and colorless glasses, metal, wood, paper; lampworked. Roughly four types of glass parts of marine animals: single blue squiggles on wire, groups of roughly five purple squiggles on wires, groups of roughly five light pink squiggles on wires, and assorted colorless squiggles and bits. Glass parts stored in two-part matchbox covered in blue paper. Rectangular paper label with handwritten German or Latin inscription in pencil and drawing of marine part affixed to top of box. Inscription has been crossed out.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Pones, Gertrude (German), Former Collection
Botanical Museum of Harvard University, Source
1993-11-09