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Object Name Box, Jewelry
Catalog Number 1971.3.6
Date ca. 1880
Material(s) Wood; mother-of-pearl;
Description This is an enameled Japanned jewelry box, black with mother-of-pearl inlay. There is a tray inside which lifts out. The bottom is broken off, but is stored inside. There is a key hole and metal latch on the front. There is a painting of a mountain on a river with trees and a house on the inside, in white and gold. There are two birds and flowers on the front in mother-of-pearl, There are also flowers etched around the edges of the box lid.
Notes Belonged to Nora Virginia Harris Blackerby (1850-1910), wife of Perrine Marcus Blackerby of Versailles.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Boxes
Jewelry
Japanning industry
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS