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Object Name Box, Trinket
Object Number 1843.1.1A-B
Collection Lucy Webb Hayes
Description Small round box; glass top and bottom; top slightly domed; top of box made of two pieces of glass, between which is a design using mother-of-pearl, various colored beads and tiny gold link chain (wire); written in white on an aqua background in a gold frame on lower right hand side "Tebru lepour tois"; box has pink cardboard sides; fancy gold paper edging on top, bottom and sides.
Dimensions H-1.063 Dia-2.717 inches
Material glass; metal; mother-of-pearl; paper
Provenance Given to Elisa T. Sharpe by her cousin James Webb in 1817. In 1843, she gave it to his daughter, Lucy Webb Hayes. A note written in ink inside the box stated: "This box was presented to me in 1817 by my much esteemed cousin, James Webb and I desire that it be given to his daughter Lucy as a keepsake from Elisa T. Sharpe - July 29, 1843."
People Sharpe, Elisa T.
Webb, James
Search Terms Elisa T. Sharpe
James Webb
French