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BOX WITH MINIATURE OF NICHOLAS I

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

The box's curved shape, typical of the rococo revival style of the mid-XIX century, is decorated with an allover chased and engraved scroll design that is intermingled with flowers and leaves. The same scrolling pattern is repeated on the bottom of the box. The thumbpiece takes the shape of a leaf. On lid is a miniature of Nicholas I, a half length portrait in military uniform. Above is the imperial crown in relief and below an inscription.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
BOX WITH MINIATURE OF NICHOLAS I
Made from:
Gold -- miniature
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
ca. 1853
Size:
8.6 × 6 cm (3 3/8 × 2 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.43
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; MARK in bottom of box four hallmarks: crossed anchors and scepter, AM in Cyrillic for assayer Aleksandr Nikolaevich Mitin (active 1842-77) and illegible date , 56, CE in Latin letters for maker Carl Ekqvist , marks 1,3,4 repeated inside lid and marks 1,4 inside edge
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"