ANSWER - Yes, it is possible for intent or ill will to be stored into an object with the intention of doing harm to the recipient. Generally a working involving the energy storing into an object would be referred to as a charm. Charms can be used for both well meaning and baneful magic and in the manner you are suggesting they can be used to hand a person the negativity associated with curse/hex work.
I personally believe that such a curse would be best employed by working in line with the psychological susceptibility of the recipient. That isn't to say the curse wouldn't work in its own right but it is to say that it would be more powerful if the intent of the recipient (the belief that it will work) is employed into the working as well. If I wanted to curse somebody in this nature, I would tell them what I was doing and enable their own belief to work against them.
On a personal note I charm pebbles to absorb my symptoms when I am unwell. I store these as charmed curse items with the intention of giving to people (if appropriate) to pass my illness and the misery connected with illness on.
The most famous example of an object claimed to be cursed is the Hope Diamond (look it up, its a very interesting tale - I've copied and pasted the history of the diamond from the Wikipedia at the bottom of this question.)
It is important to remember that not everything that happens is due to magic. If you give someone a cursed item and they drop down dead that may be related to the curse but equally it may not be. A witch cannot judge her abilities by the effects of a single spell - it is continuity of results that allows her to consider her methods effective.
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The curse history of the Hope Diamond (Copied from Wikipedia)
- Jacques Colet bought the Hope Diamond from Simon Frankel and committed suicide.
- Prince Ivan Kanitovski bought it from Colet but was killed by Russian revolutionists.
- Kanitovski loaned it to Mlle Ladue who was "murdered by her sweetheart."
- Simon Mencharides, who had once sold it to the Turkish sultan, was thrown from a precipice along with his wife and young child.
- Sultan Hamid gave it to Abu Sabir to "polish" but later Sabir was imprisoned and tortured.
- Stone guardian Kulub Bey was hanged by a mob in Turkey.
- A Turkish attendant named Hehver Agha was hanged for having it in his possession.
- Tavernier, who brought the stone from India to Paris was "torn to pieces by wild dogs in Constantinople."
- King Louis gave it to Madame de Montespan whom later he abandoned.
- Nicholas Fouquet, an "Intendant of France", borrowed it temporarily to wear it but was "disgraced and died in prison."
- A temporary wearer, Princess de Lamballe, was "torn to pieces by a French mob."
- Jeweler William Fals who recut the stone "died a ruined man."
- William Fals' son Hendrik stole the jewel from his father and later "committed suicide."
- Some years (after Hendrik) it was sold to Francis Deaulieu, who died in "misery and want."