Amerith jewelry box

Description (Brief)
A jewelry box made of orange celluloid with a pearlescent finish. The Art Deco style box has a hinged lid that is decorated with a tulip motif. The bottom of the box is lined with felt. It has the Amerith trademark. Amerith was a tradename of the Celluloid Corporation. It is also marked with the pattern name, Brinkley, which was introduced in 1929.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jewelry box
date made
ca 1929
maker
Celluloid Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
felt (lining material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 13.5 cm x 8.8 cm; 1 9/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 3 7/16 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
ID Number
2006.0098.1675
catalog number
2006.0098.1675
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Celluloid
Clothing & Accessories
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Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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