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Object Spotlight: James Washington Jr. Granite Sculpture

This oval granite stone with its graceful curving lines captures the essence of a sleeping owl, with its beak tucked under its wing. The artist is the African American sculptor…

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Object Spotlight: 19th Century Snuff Box

Within Filoli’s Museum Object Collection is a small group of 18th to 19th century snuff boxes and trinketboxes originally meant to contain a day’s worth of snuff; a smokeless tobacco…

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Object Spotlight: Reticulated Chestnut Basket

Filoli’s Museum Object Collection contains hundreds of porcelain and ceramic objects. One of the largersub collections within the collection is Chinese Export porcelain. Which is fitting since both the Bourns…