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Art Deco Harvard University Shagreen Box

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Category
Reference
500361
Height
5.5 cm (2 1/4")
Width
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Depth
9.5 cm (3 3/4")
Art Deco Shagreen cigarette box with ivory edging and satin cedar lined interior. The shagreen box must of been a special gift as its been fitted with a commemorative American bronze medal from Harvard University. On the underside it reads:
"1636 - 1936 Out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by his hand that made all things of nothing and gives being to all things that are"

Shagreen is a leather made from sharkskin or the skin of a Stingray. This type of Shagreen was first made popular by Jean-Claude Galluchat (d1774) a master leatherworker in the Court of Louis XV in France. It became a fashion amongst the French aristocracy and later throughout Europe. Shagreen is derived from the French word "Chagrin".

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Height
5.5 cm (2 1/4")
Width
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Depth
9.5 cm (3 3/4")
Period
Art Deco
Year
Circa 1930
Medium
Shagreen, Ivory, Bronze
Country
United Kingdom