Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Miniature cabinet or house altar

Designer:
Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen)
Date:
ca. 1876–95
Culture:
probably French
Medium:
Ebonized fruitwood and enameled gold
Dimensions:
Height: 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.133
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 542
Arturo Lopez-Willshaw (until 1970; sale, Sotheby's, London, October 13, 1970, lot 20) ; Jack and Belle Linsky , New York (until 1982; to MMA)
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