Jewelry & Vertu
Objects in this category include walking sticks, snuff boxes, decorative stone bottles and cases, eyeglass and card cases, bookmarks, thimbles and sewing kits, small plaques in various media, as well as jewelry dating from antiquity to the 20th century. Within this group the objects tend to be functional yet highly decorative and represent a wide range of media, including precious metals, precious and semiprecious stones, wood, glass, enamel, and ceramics. Many are associated with notable people or families, including the ancient Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Bonaparte family. This category also contains many personal objects belonging to the Rosenbach family as well as those collected by Philip Rosenbach; this category is also highly represented within the Marianne Moore collection.