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Oval Box

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Marjorie Post's Bedroom


About this object

The lower portion of the oval box is cut from a single piece of bloodstone. The back is flat while the sides and front curved outwards. The cover is a flat piece of bloodstone shaped with the same outline as the bottom. The hinge is ribbed in gold with a thumbpiece at the front.

Category:
GEMS
Object name:
Oval Box
Made from:
Bloodstone -- gold
Made in:
GERMANY (?)
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
overall __0.75 IN __2.12 IN __1.36 IN
overall __1.90 CM __5.40 CM __3.47 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.142
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK __Dolphin __ __Dutch mark for old gold and silverwork, 1859-93
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973