Clam ornament

Description (Brief)
A celluloid clamshell ornament. The clamshell is open and the inside contains molded celluloid figurines depicting a natural scene. Figures include bears, fish, a boar. trees, and other plants. An unidentified trademark appears on the bottom.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament
date made
1930-1950
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4.5 cm x 7.8 cm x 6 cm; 1 3/4 in x 3 1/16 in x 2 3/8 in
place made
Japan
ID Number
2006.0098.1515
catalog number
2006.0098.1515
accession number
2006.0098
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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