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Ivory

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    Writing Table and Chair

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Joseph Edward Straker, silversmith
    English, 1843-1912
    Franz Ziegler, modeler
    German, 1869-1934
    Potter and Company, cabinetmaker
    American, fl. 1878-1910
    Writing Table and Chair, 1903
    Ebony, mahogany, boxwood, redwood, thuya wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, silver, mirrored glass, and gilded tooled leather
    127 x 127 x 71.1 cm (50 x 50 x 28 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Thurber 58.095ab

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    Martelé Tea and Coffee Service

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Otto Colmetz, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1863-1950
    Herbert C. Lloyd, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1865-1951
    William L. MacMillan, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1867-1928
    Martelé Tea and Coffee Service, Martelé, 1901
    Silver with ivory insulator disks
    Gift of Mrs. Kirkland H. Gibson 1992.071

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    Tumbler with carrying case

    Unknown artist, English, London
    Tumbler with carrying case, ca. 1800-1810
    Blown, colorless lead glass, cut and engraved; rattan case
    Height: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 inches) (wicker case)
    Walter H. Kimball Fund 1993.038

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    Workbox

    Simeon Hazard, cabinetmaker
    American, 1817-1855
    Workbox, 1845
    Mahogany, chestnut, pine, cedar and ivory
    31.1 x 34.9 x 27.9 cm (12 1/4 x 13 3/4 x 11 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Walton 76.198

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    Martelé Creamer

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Herbert C. Lloyd, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1865-1951
    Martelé Creamer, Martelé, 1901
    Silver with gilding
    16.2 x 14.3 x 10.6 cm (6 3/8 x 5 5/8 x 4 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Kirkland H. Gibson 1992.071.4

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    Folding fan

    Unknown artist, German
    Folding fan, 1750-1799
    Painted Vellum (gouache) embellished with gold leaf; tortoise shell and ivory sticks
    Length: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Livingston Hunt 31.326

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    Inro with Design of Grasses

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Inro with Design of Grasses, 18th - 19th century
    Lacquered wood with maki-e
    5.7 x 8.3 cm (2 3/16 x 3 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Misses Anna and Louisa Case 20.084abc

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    Martelé Kettle-on-Stand

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Otto Colmetz, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1863-1950
    Martelé Kettle-on-Stand, Martelé, 1901
    Silver with ivory
    35 x 25.4 x 19.5 cm (13 3/4 x 10 x 7 11/16 inches) (handle up)
    Gift of Mrs. Kirkland H. Gibson 1992.071.1abc

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    Martelé Coffeepot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Otto Colmetz, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1863-1950
    Martelé Coffeepot, Martelé, 1901
    Silver with ivory
    27.3 x 24.1 x 14.6 cm (10 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Kirkland H. Gibson 1992.071.2

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    Martelé Teapot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Herbert C. Lloyd, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1865-1951
    Martelé Teapot, Martelé, 1901
    Silver with ivory
    19 x 25.9 x 15.3 cm (7 1/2 x 10 3/16 x 6 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Kirkland H. Gibson 1992.071.3

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    Madonna and Child

    Unknown artist, Flemish
    Madonna and Child, ca. 1525
    Ivory
    Height: 15.9 cm (6 1/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 25.127

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    Diptych with scenes of the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and the Last Judgment

    Unknown artist, French
    Diptych with scenes of the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and the Last Judgment, ca. 1275-1325
    Ivory with traces of polychrome
    24.1 x 13.3 cm (9 1/2 x 5 5/16 inches) each panel
    Museum Appropriation Fund 22.201A

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    Diptych with scenes of the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and the Last Judgement

    Unknown artist, French, Île de France
    Diptych with scenes of the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and the Last Judgement, ca. 1275–1325
    Ivory with traces of polychromy (colored paint)
    Panel: 24.1 x 13.3 cm (9 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches) (each)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 22.201

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    Diptych with scenes of the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and the Last Judgment

    Unknown artist, French
    Diptych with scenes of the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and the Last Judgment, late 11th century
    Ivory with traces of polychrome
    24.1 x 13.3 cm (9 1/2 x 5 5/16 inches) each panel
    Museum Appropriation Fund 22.201B

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    Casket

    Unknown artist, French
    Casket, 19th century
    Ivory with metal
    5.1 x 14 x 8.9 cm (2 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 46.567

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    Dagger (khanjar)

    Unknown artist, Indian, India; Sri Lanka
    Dagger (khanjar), 16th century-17th century
    Steel; ivory
    30.8 x 6.8 x 3.8 cm (12 1/8 x 2 11/16 x 1 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Nancy Angier 83.111

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    Lady's Writing Desk

    Attributed to Thomas Seymour
    American, 1771-1848
    Attributed to John Seymour, cabinetmaker
    American, ca.1738-ca.1818
    Lady’s Writing Desk, 1795-1800
    Mahogany, pine, light and dark wood inlays, ivory, brass and enamel hardware
    109.9 x 94.6 x 48.3 cm (43 1/4 x 37 1/4 x 19 inches)
    Estate of Martha B. Lisle, by exchange 71.075

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    Coffeepot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Coffeepot, ca. 1890
    Copper with silver and ivory
    33 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm (13 x 7 x 5 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 84.161

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    Folding fan

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Folding fan, Mid 19th Century
    Painted silk and paper (gouache); ivory and wood
    Length: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. I. Harris Metcalf 27.189

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    Black Coffeepot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Black Coffeepot, 1884
    Copper, sterling silver, and ivory
    32.9 x 18 x 12.6 cm (12 15/16 x 7 1/16 x 4 15/16 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.208

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    Globe Table (Globustisch)

    Unknown artist, Austrian, Vienna; Austria
    Globe Table (Globustisch), 1810-1820
    Mahogany, burl mahogany, oak, ebony, and boxwood with brass, mirror, ivory, mother of pearl, pewter, tortoiseshell, painted faux tortoiseshell, engravings, and velvet
    Height: 97.8 cm (38 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe 65.065

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    Christ in Majesty

    Unknown artist, Spanish, possibly Province of Léon
    Christ in Majesty, ca. 1100-1200
    Ivory
    15.9 x 6.3 cm (6 5/16 x 2 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Angela Brown Fischer from the Collection of John Nicholas Brown 2014.110

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    Lovers in a Pavillion

    Unknown artist, Indian, Tamil Nadu; Karnataka
    Lovers in a Pavillion, 17th century
    Carved ivory panel
    17.8 x 13.7 x 0.8 cm (7 x 5 3/8 x 5/16 inches) DDG July 2007
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 82.038

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    Persian Coffeepot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Persian Coffeepot, 1884
    Copper, sterling silver, and ivory
    32.9 x 16.3 x 13.1 cm (12 15/16 x 6 7/16 x 5 3/16 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.209

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    Têtê-À-Têtê Tea Set

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Têtê-À-Têtê Tea Set, 1889
    silver; gilding; ivory
    Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund 2002.93

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    Têtê-À-Têtê Teapot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Têtê-À-Têtê Teapot, 1889
    Silver with gilding and ivory
    11.6 x 17.1 x 8.7 cm (4 9/16 x 6 3/4 x 3 7/16 inches)
    Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund 2002.93.1

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    Têtê-À-Têtê Creamer

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Têtê-À-Têtê Creamer, 1889
    Silver with gilding
    8 x 12.8 x 7.9 cm (3 1/8 x 5 1/16 x 3 1/8 inches)
    Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund 2002.93.2

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    Têtê-À-Têtê Tea Sugar Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Têtê-À-Têtê Tea Sugar Bowl, 1889
    Silver with gilding
    9.6 x 14 x 8.1 cm (3 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/16 inches)
    Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund 2002.93.3

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    Jewel casket

    Alphonse Giroux & Co., manufacturer
    French
    Jewel casket, ca. 1880
    Gilt bronze with bright-cut engraving, steel straps, ivory
    26.7 x 29.5 x 19.1 cm (10 1/2 x 11 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund Helen M. Danforth Fund 2002.49

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    Tea Service

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Tea Service, ca. 1880
    silver; ivory
    Gift of Mrs. Martha Kaufman in memory of Elizabeth Nord 2001.87

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    Teapot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Teapot, ca. 1880
    Silver and ivory
    9.7 x 18.6 x 11.7 cm (3 13/16 x 7 5/16 x 4 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Martha Kaufman in memory of Elizabeth Nord 2001.87.1

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    Creamer

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Creamer, ca. 1880
    Silver
    6.6 x 11.2 x 8.8 cm (2 5/8 x 4 7/16 x 3 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Martha Kaufman in memory of Elizabeth Nord 2001.87.2

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    Covered Sugar Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Covered Sugar Bowl, ca. 1880
    Silver
    8.4 x 13.5 x 9.8 cm (3 5/16 x 5 5/16 x 3 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Martha Kaufman in memory of Elizabeth Nord 2001.87.3ab

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    Waste Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Waste Bowl, ca. 1880
    Silver
    5 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm (1 15/16 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Martha Kaufman in memory of Elizabeth Nord 2001.87.4

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    Coffeepot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Coffeepot, 1871
    Silver with gilding and ivory
    23.9 x 25 x 13.4 cm (9 7/16 x 9 13/16 x 5 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Miss Mary Ann Lippitt 2001.74.2

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    Kettle on Stand

    Gorham and Thurber
    American, 1850 - 1852
    Kettle on Stand, 1850
    Coin silver; ivory
    39.4 x 20.6 x 20.6 cm (15 1/2 x 8 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches) overall, with handle raised; (overall)
    Museum Purchase: Gift of the Museum Associates in honor of Thomas S. Michie, Decorative Arts Curator, 1984-2004 2005.32

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    Dressing Set

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Dressing Set, 1906-1910
    Silver, ivory and velvet
    Gift from the M. F. Collection 2013.120.3

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    Hairbrush

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Hairbrush, from a Dressing Set, 1906
    Silver
    3.2 x 11.4 x 7.6 cm (1 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 3 inches)
    Gift from the M. F. Collection 2013.120.3.1

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    Clothes Brush

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Clothes Brush, from a Dressing Set, 1910
    Silver
    3.8 x 15.2 x 4.5 cm (1 1/2 x 6 x 1 3/4 inches)
    Gift from the M. F. Collection 2013.120.3.2

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    Clothes Brush

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Clothes Brush, from a Dressing Set, 1907
    Silver
    2.2 x 15.6 x 9.2 cm (7/8 x 6 1/8 x 3 5/8 inches)
    Gift from the M. F. Collection 2013.120.3.3

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    Nail Buffer and Tray

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Nail Buffer and Tray, from a Dressing Set, 1910
    Silver
    6.1 x 21 x 8 cm (2 3/8 x 8 1/4 x 3 1/8 inches)
    Gift from the M. F. Collection 2013.120.3.4ab

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    Nail Buffer

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Nail Buffer, from a Dressing Set, 1910
    Silver
    5.6 x 15 x 3 cm (2 3/16 x 5 7/8 x 1 3/16 inches)
    Gift from the M. F. Collection 2013.120.3.4a

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    Nail Buffer Tray

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Nail Buffer Tray, from a Dressing Set, 1910
    Silver
    2.2 x 21 x 8 cm (7/8 x 8 1/4 x 3 1/8 inches)
    Gift from the M. F. Collection 2013.120.3.4b

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    Hairpin Tray

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Hairpin Tray, from a Dressing Set, 1907
    Silver
    Gift from the M. F. Collection 2013.120.3.5

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    Pin Cushion

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Pin Cushion, from a Dressing Set, 1906
    Silver and velvet
    5.8 x 9 x 9 cm (2 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 inches)
    Gift from the M. F. Collection 2013.120.3.6

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    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti), designer
    Embroidery sample, 1940-1970
    Design of embroidery of chain stitch and couching with seed beads on linen.
    Length: 40.6 cm (16 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.178