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BOX

Made by: Alois Gustav Rockstuhl

On view in: Dacha


About this object

Agate box is shaped, curving inwards in the middle and has a plain gold hinge and thumbpiece. On cover is set a miniature in a circlet of miner's diamonds. Miniature is of Alexander II facing right. It is after a portrait by Austrian painter Heinrich von Angeli (1840–1925). Alexander II wears his regimental uniform with his cipher on the epaulettes. He has blue sash of the imperial order of St. Andrew, the badges of three imperial orders and several medals on his tunic near the collar and several medals on his tunic on his right breast. Also he has a regimental badge with XXX in a circle.

Category:
gems
Object name:
BOX
Made from:
Agate -- gold -- watercolor on ivory
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
1855-1877
Size:
H. 1 1/2 × W. 3 × D. 2 1/8 in. (3.8 × 7.6 × 5.4 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.106
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE: Rockstuhl [on miniature]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties: Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems