Example 97: Humidor

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • decorative arts • European art
*Work Type [link]: • humidor
*Title: Copper and Silver Humidor
*Creator Display: Theodore B. Starr company (American, 1900-1924)
*Role [link]: creator [link]: Theodore B. Starr company
*Creation Date: early 1900s, before 1924 [controlled]: • Earliest: 1900 • Latest: 1924
*Subject [links]: • object (utilitarian) • cigars • storage
Culture [link]: • American
*Current Location [link]: private collection • ID: N/A
*Measurements: 30.1 x 22.7 x 27 cm (11 7/8 x 8 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches)
[controlled]: • Value: 30.1 Unit: cm Type: height | Value: 22.7 Unit: cm Type: width | Value: 27 Unit: cm Type: depth
*Materials and Techniques: copper with silver and brass; American sterling grade silver
Material [links]: • copper • silver • brass
Inscriptions: on bottom: Theodore b. Starr pat.
Description: The date is surmised based on the fact that Theodore B. Starr was in business from 1900 to 1924. The company was then taken over by Reed & Barton. The rectangular hammered copper case mounted with silver whiplash stylized strapwork at the rims and corners continuing to scrolling strapwork feet, the cover mounted with a stylized possible monogram, the brass interior fitted with two side-by-side rectangular compartments, the interior edge with a slender central compartment, the sides pierced with stars.

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