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BOX

Made by: Carl Barbé

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

A network of cabochon turquoises, laid in even rows along the top, bottom, and sides, covers this gold box. A larger turquoise surrounded by a curving row of stones forms the thumbpiece. All the stones are set individually in a regular bezel setting.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
BOX
Made from:
Gold -- turquoise
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
ca. 1810
Size:
4 x 9.8 x 4.9 cm (1 9/16 x 3 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.104
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK inside lid and bottom: BARBE
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"