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SOAP BOX WITH COVER AND WIRE LINER FROM A DRESSING TABLE SET

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SOAP BOX WITH COVER AND WIRE LINER FROM A DRESSING TABLE SET

Made by: Aucoc

On view in: Dacha


About this object

The silver surfaces of all pieces are chased with elaborate patterns of scrolls interspersed with shells, flowers, and acanthus leaves on a stippled ground. The upright pieces are topped by the crowned double-headed eagle of the Romanovs perched on an orb surmounted by the imperial crown. The bell, the tumbler, the candlestick, brush, mirror and tray all bear the applied imperial coat of arms instead of the imperial eagle in high relief.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
SOAP BOX WITH COVER AND WIRE LINER FROM A DRESSING TABLE SET
Made from:
Silver gilt
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
ca. 1849
Size:
5 3/4 × 5 × 3 3/4 in. (14.6 × 12.7 × 9.5 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.188.7-9
Signature marks:
MARK; COAT OF ARMS .7 (box) and .9 (cover) marked with AUCOC A.II on a rectangle and a lozenge with a cockerel above and C A under- both maker's marks of Jean-Baptiste-Casimir Aucoc (1796-1865); Imperial coat of arms
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Perfume and Seduction