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GOAT-SHAPED BOX

On view in: French Drawing Room


About this object

The curved box is shaped like a mountain goat trussed up and lying on his side. It is cut from two pieces of brown agate, one for the body and one for the cover. The eyes, horns, ears and collars are made in silver set with rose diamonds. The cover is mounted in gold with rose diamonds and rubies for the thumbpiece.

Category:
gems
Object name:
GOAT-SHAPED BOX
Made from:
Agate -- gold -- silver -- diamonds -- rubies
Made in:
Dresden, Germany
Date made:
ca. 1760
Size:
2 × 2 13/16 in. (5.1 × 7.2 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.135
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK two illegible marks AT?
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties- Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems