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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Pill Box

Identifier:
1997.37.11
Description:
Elliptical box with top lid of polished lapis set in gold frame embossed with anthemion. Hinged back and clasp in front. Base is also gold embossed with anthemion and continuous floral motif. Bottom is grooved in repeating pattern.;This is a wonderful example of decorative style and craftsmanship. This piece will be used in collecting AZ:B is for boxes.;Impression on base lip, Made Italy.;.;1) Donor's note says, Old US Pill Box.;Structurally sound and complete; top and sides tarnished.
Date:
1850 – 1950
Materials:
Embossed, Lapis Lazuli; Gold Plated Or Dipped
Dimensions:
0.75" h 1.75" w 1" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Steele A. Taylor
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
B is for Boxes (circa 1998 – 2014)
Makers/Donors
Larry Fill Estate Services

Steele A. Taylor
Steele Taylor is a New Jersey native and a World War II Navy veteran. In 1948, after earning a degree in economics from Williams College in Winston, Massachusetts, he accepted a job offer from Dohler-Jarvis in Grand Rapids. In 1960 he moved to Grand Rapids Steel and was part owner and president when he retired in 1985. He has served on many boards throughout his career, such as the Mary Free Bed Hospital, Aquinas Emeritus Center, various Hospice boards and former member and president of the Art and Museum Board. Steele and his wife Mary are consummate world travelers and their collection is a testament to their travels. Artifacts donated by Steele are exceptional resources, representing various regions of the world. He has also donated an extensive collection of pewter items to the Grand Rapids Public Museum.