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Object ID 003163

Object Name Napier Box

Object Desc A velvet box from Napier which once held a piece of jewelry or a watch.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002854a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Jewelry


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 3

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1950

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Napier,jewelry,timepieces,boxes,

Title Napier Box

Description A velvet, cream-grey colored box with gold detail. Says Napier in gold in center of lid and teh box surrounded by a gold border. Inside, Napier Jewelry is in gold and on the inner lid. The tray inside is covered in a fleece-like material to match the box's color. The tray is gold colored cardboard. The inner bottom of the box has a metal plate.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.25

Length 3.25

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Napier

Maker Details Napier was established in North Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1878. It was originally called The E. A. Bliss Co. The company was renamed Napier in 1920 by James H. Napier. They produce costume and high-end jewelry in various designs of the time, such as Egytian motifs during the 1920s Egyptomania craze. After 1999, the company is part of Jones Apparel Group and still is producing jewelry today.

Maker Mark Napier


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Image Caption CMY2854A-B



Date MAR 27,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The box is discolored and worn on the edges. The tray is removeable because its glue is not adhered to the box anymore.


Date MAR 27,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 2 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 29,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from Room 2 - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 3 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin