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SNUFFBOX

On view in: Dacha


About this object

The cartouche shaped box is composed of six pieces of bloodstone with ribbed gold bands holding the pieces together. The cover is framed with rococo scrolls, shells and swags of roses. At the center stands a tower-like structure which is surmounted by a shell and trophies, and has two doves at the bottom. All four sides are mounted with similar chased scrolls and swags of roses.

Category:
gems
Object name:
SNUFFBOX
Made from:
Bloodstone -- gold
Made in:
London, England
Date made:
ca. 1750
Size:
H. 1 1/4 × W. 2 3/4 × D. 2 1/4 in. (3.2 × 7 × 5.7 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.155
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties- Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems