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Berlin iron card holder
  • Germany
  • Berlin iron card holder, 1800s
  • Where object was made: probably Silesia, Germany
  • Berlin iron wire
  • Object Height/Width/Diameter: 8 x 6 x 0.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 3/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of Robert A. Hiller and Museum of Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2005.0089
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Description

Two rectangular iron pieces formed of iron wire with black patina hinged together, carrying a stylized design of an interior rectangle with a central rosette set into gathered mesh, surrounding/exterior rectangle has four rosettes in each corner joined by snaking wire. Four pieces of mesh form hinge (probably to hold calling cards). Backs of both iron pieces have same design as the front.