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BOX WITH MINIATURE OF ALEXANDER II

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BOX WITH MINIATURE OF ALEXANDER II

Made by: Alois Gustav Rockstuhl

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Box is decorated with rococo scrolls and a stone ground interspersed on the cover in enamel with two cupids in blue enamel, on sides flowers, baskets, etc. in blue enamel and birds in red. On bottom of box in center are blue love birds with ribbons and flowers and red roses. On cover is set a miniature of Alexander II facing to the right and wearing his regimental uniform with his cipher on the epaulets. He also wears the badges of several imperial orders and medals as well as the stars of the two imperial orders. Miniature is signed and dated.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
BOX WITH MINIATURE OF ALEXANDER II
Made from:
Gold -- enamel -- miniature on ivory -- diamonds
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
1858
Size:
2 3/8 × 3 in. (6 × 7.6 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.45
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE Rockstuhl 1858; inventory mark No. 791
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé"