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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2014.368
Title
Pen box with enamel decoration; with ink holder
Classification
Artists' Tools
Work Type
pen box
Date
1896-1908
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Russia, St. Petersburg
Culture
Russian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/351887
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gilt metal covered on top and sides with arabesque designs in cloisonné enamel
Dimensions
3.8 × 4 × 24 cm (1 1/2 × 1 9/16 × 9 7/16 in.)
Provenance
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar, Geneva, Switzerland (by 2014), by descent; to her son Abolala Soudavar, Houston, Texas (2014), gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2014.

Note:
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar (1913-2014) formed this collection over a period of sixty years. She purchased the works of art on the international art market.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Accession Year
2014
Object Number
2014.368
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Cover and sliding compartment with rounded ends. The top and sides are covered in polychrome arabesque designs in cloisonné enamel. The base bears the stamp of the Brothers Grachev manufactory in St. Petersburg. The pen box is in the same style and technique as the pen 2014.369.
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