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Paisley Decoration

Oblong, with rounded sides and corners, featuring silver, winding, flowered tendrils attached to larger, central, paisley motif, center of flower forms punctuated with copper, all on darker steely-gray ground; reverse features same decoration. Lid, hinged on side, has protruding, rounded lip running along its lower edge; initials, possibly YM, engraved on lid top. Small, oval shaped striker on bottom.

Credit: Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener...

c. 1880
Silver, copper, niello
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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