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Powder Flask

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The pear-shaped flask has silver mounts comprising a stepped elongated neck, a stopper in the form of a squirrel, a molded band that encircles the flask, and three loops soldered to the band; a silver chain links two of these loops. The tortoiseshell body of the flask is decorated on both sides...

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Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

about 1720–35

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17.5 x 7.3 x 2.5 cm (6 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell, silver




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