Cardboard, paper, paint, metal
Overall: 4 1/2 x 9 7/8 x 7 in. ( 11.4 x 25.1 x 17.8 cm )
Ovoid cardboard bandbox and lid covered in paper printed with geometric pattern in orange and yellow, consisting of floral motifs and abstract tendrils within zones divided by yellow strips embellished by orange outlines and designs; inside, sides of box covered with newspaper clippings in German, bottom covered with paper with numerous handwritten inscriptions (possibly a list or page from a ledger); lap joints secured with metal tacks.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
printed: on newspaper clippings: headlines including "Berth Der/Ban[t]noten/in Philadelphia." and "Martt-Preibe,/Philadelphia."
written: in black ink on paper, bottom of bandbox: illegible inscriptions
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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