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Alphabet chips (set)

Object Number: 
1944.243a-bb
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 3.2 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
incised: in lid: "ABC"
Description: 
26 circular ivory chips, each with a letter of the alphabet incised and painted on both sides, one side with capitals and one side with lower case; chips housed in cylindrical ivory case with threaded lid with 3 incised and painted flowers and "ABC" inscribed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group