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BOX WITH MINIATURE OF TSAR ALEXANDER I

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BOX WITH MINIATURE OF TSAR ALEXANDER I

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

A rectangular box with a hinged lid. The miniature represents Tsar Alexander I of Russia in bust length. He is facing three-quarters to the right, and wearing a uniform with a very high collar and epaulettes. He also wears the blue sash and star of the Order of Saint Andrew and the badge of the Order of Saint George. He is clean shaven. The border has a garland of oak leaves and acorns in relief, chased in four-color gold. The sides have a row of acanthus leaves.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
BOX WITH MINIATURE OF TSAR ALEXANDER I
Made from:
Gold -- miniature
Made in:
France
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
5.6 × 8.3 cm (2 3/16 × 3 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.24
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK; LABEL Shield (partially illegible); Another shield-shape (almost entirely effaced); initials FOT; A rosette; V in striped field (Dutch import mark for old work, 1814-1953); on inner rim: 3277; label inside box now removed: Sa Majeste ALexander I Empereur de toutes les Russies par Isavey 1809
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973