Artist unknown

1996.7.jpg

Description

Collar box
last half 19th C.
Collar boxes were made for holding men’s collars, although one could also store jewelry, hankies, or the like inside. This one is constructed from wood with a thermoplastic cover. Celluloid, the first thermoplastic, was developed in the mid 1800’s and was relatively fragile. The lid itself has an agrarian composition in low relief enclosed by an oval.

Creator

Artist unknown

Source

Gift of Dr. Bancroft

Identifier

1996.7

Citation

Artist unknown, “Artist unknown,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 24, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/2060.