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Tortoise shell x
Lice comb (part of a set)
Date: 1848–49
Medium: Tortoise shell
Accession Number: 68.33.45
Snuffbox
After Jean-Paul Guerin
Date: 1800–1883
Medium: Porcelain, tortoiseshell
Accession Number: 83.2.328
Evening ensemble
Philippe & Gaston
Date: ca. 1925
Medium: silk, beads, metal, tortoiseshell, feather
Accession Number: 2009.300.2490a, b
Spoon
Date: 18th–19th century
Medium: Tortoise shell, ivory, glass?, brass and coral
Accession Number: 1976.321.2
Wig cabinet (cabinet de coiffure)
Johann Daniel Sommer II
(German, 1643–1698?)
Date: ca. 1685
Medium: Oak and walnut veneered with ebony, ebonized wood, and marquetry of pewter and mather-of-pearl on horn over paint, simulating tortoiseshell; silver; brocaded damask (not original)
Accession Number: 2004.417
Covered Box
Date: 10th–12th century
Medium: Lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell over pigment; brass wire
Accession Number: 25.215.41a, b
Watch
Watchmaker: John Ellicott
(1706–1772)
Date: ca. 1760
Medium: Pinchbeck, tortoiseshell, enamel
Accession Number: 17.190.1462 ab
Folding fan
Date: late 18th century
Medium: Gold, tortoiseshell, paper, paint, gilt, gold leaf, celluloid, glass
Accession Number: 48.58.2
Box
Date: early 19th century
Medium: Silver, tortoise shell, gold
Accession Number: 33.120.14a, b
Inrō with Design of Blossoming Plum Tree
Hara Yōyūsai
(Japanese, 1772–1845)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Sprinkled gold lacquer with gold, silver, and red makie, takamakie, and coral inlay Ojime: bead; tortoiseshell Netsuke: box with decoration of violets; gold makie lacquer with gold and silver makie
Accession Number: 36.100.245
Lorgnette
Date: 1700–1938
Medium: tortoiseshell
Accession Number: C.I.38.6.12
Kemence
probably Baron Baronak
(Armenian, 1834?–1900)
Date:
Medium: wood, pearl, tortoise shell
Accession Number: 06.1309
Mandolin
Joao Vieira da Silva
Date: 18th century
Medium: Maple?, tortoiseshell, various materials
Accession Number: 1985.408
Fan
Date: 1890–1910
Medium: Tortoiseshell, feathers
Accession Number: 2009.300.5745
Tortoise-shell bracelet
Date: ca. 3500 B.C.
Medium: Tortoise shell
Accession Number: 35.7.49
Ensemble
Date: late 1930s
Medium: ermine, satin, leather, tortoiseshell (or plastic?), silk
Accession Number: 1990.89.2a–f
Purse
Date: 1940–55
Medium: tortoiseshell, plastic, glass
Accession Number: 1978.582.203a–c
Box
Date: 17th century
Medium: Silver, tortoiseshell
Accession Number: 17.190.591
Box
Date: 1768–75
Medium: Mother-of-pearl, composition, tortoiseshell, gold
Accession Number: 17.190.1122a, b
Fan
Date: first quarter 20th century
Medium: tortoiseshell, feather, silk
Accession Number: 2009.300.3033
Lorgnette
Date: 19th century
Medium: tortoiseshell
Accession Number: C.I.47.73.2
Fan
Date: 1920s
Medium: feathers, tortoiseshell
Accession Number: 1975.224.1
Musical bracket or table clock
Clockmaker: Eardley Norton
Date: ca. 1780–94
Medium: Tortoise shell and engraved crystal, with gilt bronze mounts
Accession Number: 1972.22
Hairpin
Date: 1700–1946
Medium: tortoiseshell
Accession Number: C.I.46.77.4
Watch
Watchmaker: J. Samson
(1760–1796)
Date: 18th century
Medium: Tortoiseshell, enamel, silver, gold
Accession Number: 17.101.68 ab
Snuffbox
John Obrisset
(active 1705–28)
Date: 1705
Medium: Tortoise shell, silver
Accession Number: 17.190.1147
Fan
Date: 1920s
Medium: feathers, plastic, tortoiseshell
Accession Number: C.I.59.60.4
Fan
Date: first quarter 20th century
Medium: Tortoiseshell, feather
Accession Number: 2009.300.5268
Comb
Date: 1830s
Medium: tortoise shell
Accession Number: C.I.38.23.431
Fan
Date: third quarter 18th century
Medium: Paper, ivory, and tortoiseshell
Accession Number: 38.156
Lice comb (part of a set)
Date: 1848–49
Accession Number: 68.33.45
Snuffbox
After Jean-Paul Guerin
Date: 1800–1883
Accession Number: 83.2.328
Evening ensemble
Philippe & Gaston
Date: ca. 1925
Accession Number: 2009.300.2490a, b
Spoon
Date: 18th–19th century
Accession Number: 1976.321.2
Wig cabinet (cabinet de coiffure)
Johann Daniel Sommer II
(German, 1643–1698?)
Date: ca. 1685
Accession Number: 2004.417
Covered Box
Date: 10th–12th century
Accession Number: 25.215.41a, b
Watch
Watchmaker: John Ellicott
(1706–1772)
Date: ca. 1760
Accession Number: 17.190.1462 ab
Folding fan
Date: late 18th century
Accession Number: 48.58.2
Box
Date: early 19th century
Accession Number: 33.120.14a, b
Inrō with Design of Blossoming Plum Tree
Hara Yōyūsai
(Japanese, 1772–1845)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 36.100.245
Lorgnette
Date: 1700–1938
Accession Number: C.I.38.6.12
Kemence
probably Baron Baronak
(Armenian, 1834?–1900)
Date:
Accession Number: 06.1309
Mandolin
Joao Vieira da Silva
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: 1985.408
Fan
Date: 1890–1910
Accession Number: 2009.300.5745
Tortoise-shell bracelet
Date: ca. 3500 B.C.
Accession Number: 35.7.49
Ensemble
Date: late 1930s
Accession Number: 1990.89.2a–f
Purse
Date: 1940–55
Accession Number: 1978.582.203a–c
Box
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: 17.190.591
Box
Date: 1768–75
Accession Number: 17.190.1122a, b
Fan
Date: first quarter 20th century
Accession Number: 2009.300.3033
Lorgnette
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: C.I.47.73.2
Fan
Date: 1920s
Accession Number: 1975.224.1
Musical bracket or table clock
Clockmaker: Eardley Norton
Date: ca. 1780–94
Accession Number: 1972.22
Hairpin
Date: 1700–1946
Accession Number: C.I.46.77.4
Watch
Watchmaker: J. Samson
(1760–1796)
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: 17.101.68 ab
Snuffbox
John Obrisset
(active 1705–28)
Date: 1705
Accession Number: 17.190.1147
Fan
Date: 1920s
Accession Number: C.I.59.60.4
Fan
Date: first quarter 20th century
Accession Number: 2009.300.5268
Comb
Date: 1830s
Accession Number: C.I.38.23.431
Fan
Date: third quarter 18th century
Accession Number: 38.156
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