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PRESENTATION BOX WITH CIPHER OF ALEXANDRA FEDOROVNA

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PRESENTATION BOX WITH CIPHER OF ALEXANDRA FEDOROVNA

Made by: Carl C. Blank

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Box is in dark blue translucent enamel over a guilloché sunburst pattern. In center of the lid an imperial crown tops the Cyrillic cipher of Alexandra Fedorovna, which is set in diamonds. At each side of the frame is a spray of lily of the valley in rose diamonds. Mountings are of red gold and centering in the border a leaf design carved in green gold. Sides have reeding in various combinations. Sunburst design on bottom of the box.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
PRESENTATION BOX WITH CIPHER OF ALEXANDRA FEDOROVNA
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds -- enamel
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1894-1898
Size:
3.8 × 9.5 × 6.4 cm (1 1/2 × 3 3/4 × 2 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.95
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK illegible, CB, K. Gan in Cyrillic for Karl Hahn on inside of bottom other marks inside box MARK crossed anchors and scepter for St. Petersburg before1898, 56,CB in latin for Carl Blank in corner of inside of lid SCRATCH scratched 58018
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Fabergé Rediscovered","Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé"