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Pen tray (part of a set)

Purveyor:
Asprey (British, founded 1781)
Date:
1851
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Gilt bronze, malachite
Dimensions:
Length: 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Irwin Untermyer, Loretta Hines Howard and Charles Hines, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hines, and J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.88.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
The set (1982.88.1–.8) was shown at the Crystal Palace exhibition in 1851. Except for the paper knife, each piece is engraved underneath with Asprey's name and address and the words Exhibition 1851.
Marking: On underside of body: C. Asprey, 166 Bond St./Exhibition 1851, Class 29, No 50; scratched to left of above: 19
[ Kurt Gluckselig , New York, until 1982; sold as a set to MMA ]
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