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PATCH BOX

Made by: Nikolai Strulev

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

This agate and gold box was used to keep patches, or beauty spots, a face adornment popular in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Box and cover are both in agate with a narrow frame in gold.

Category:
gems
Object name:
PATCH BOX
Made from:
Agate -- gold
Made in:
Moscow, Russia
Date made:
1883-1899
Size:
3.7 x 4.7 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.109
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK on rim: St. George and the Dragon left, 56, NS in Cyrillic twice (for Strulev Nikolai Fedorovich 1883- after 1908)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973