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Clam ornament

Clam ornament

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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
Celluloid Novelty
date made
1930-1950
place made
Japan
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
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 in x 2 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1515
catalog number
2006.0098.1515
accession number
2006.0098
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Celluloid
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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