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BOX

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Main body of the box is carved from smoky quartz flat at back and bombe in front. Cover is also smoky quartz. Gold mounting has a diamond pattern around the sides and around the lid is carved with vine scrolls set with six small cabochon stones.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
BOX
Made from:
Smoky quartz -- gold --cabochon stones
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
4 x 5.6 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.100
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK crossed anchors and scepter for St. Petersburg, 56, TA on inner edge
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties- Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems