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Box

Maker:
Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)
Date:
1859
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
1 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (3.8 x 11.7 x 7 cm); 12 oz. 8 dwt. (385.7 g)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Cyrus W. Field, 1892
Accession Number:
92.10.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
Inscription: [on top in shaded Gothic]: The City of New York to Cyrus. W. Field. [arms of New York and Harbor Scene]
[in scroll below arms of New York]: IN COMMEMORATION OF
[on underside]: [arms of United States and arms of United Kingdom]
[on underside of cover in shaded Gothic]: The City of New York to Cyrus W Field / Commemorating his Skill Fortitude and Perseverance / in Originating and Completing / the First Enterprise for an Ocean Telegraph / successfully accomplished on the 5[superscript "th" over __] August 1858. / Uniting Europe and America.
Cyrus W. Field, New York, until 1892.
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