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Aglet in box

Aglet in box
Title
Aglet in box
Date 
1890-1905
Medium 
Silk; metal
Dimensions 
overall (aglet): 2 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 39 in. ( 5.7 x 14.6 x 99.1 cm ) overall (box): 3 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 9.8 x 2
Description 
God braided cord shoulder cord with gold colored metal ferrules at the ends which are decorated with acanthus leaves and Roman helmets; housed in rectangular black metal box with hinged lid, with maker's metal tag at the center.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Jorge R. André
Object Number 
1948.147ab
Marks 
cast: on label, center of lid: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co. / NEW YORK"
Gallery Label 
This aglet was worn by Colonel George Creighton Webb (1853-1948). It was possibly worn during the Spanish-American War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group