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Letter Holder

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Manufactured: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • DATES ca. 1933
    DIMENSIONS 2 5/8 x 6 x 1 7/8 in. (6.7 x 15.2 x 4.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Etched on underside of base in script: "Marion Louise Anderson"
    INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed monogram on front, intertwining letters in fancy script: "MLA"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.258.6
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Marion Anderson Noyes
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pewter letter holder formed by rectangular sheet of metal bent into a U-shape (in profile). Flat base; front edge folded straight up; taller back edge folded up and angled slightly toward front. Monogram incised in center of front edge. CONDITION - Good; light scratches overall and a few spots of discoloration.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Marion Anderson Noyes (American, 1907–2002). Letter Holder, ca. 1933. Pewter, 2 5/8 x 6 x 1 7/8 in. (6.7 x 15.2 x 4.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marion Anderson Noyes, 1991.258.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.258.6_bw.jpg)
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