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FRAME WITH ENGRAVING OF TSAR ALEXANDER II AND HIS FAMILY

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FRAME WITH ENGRAVING OF TSAR ALEXANDER II AND HIS FAMILY

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Pavilion


About this object

The frame is made of malachite which is mounted between two narrow gilt metal rims. The rims are stamped with a design of pointed leaves and dots. There is an inner frame of gilt wood. The back is made of heavy polished wood with a hinged opening. It contains an engraving of Tsar Alexander II and his family (55.28).

Category:
gems
Object name:
FRAME WITH ENGRAVING OF TSAR ALEXANDER II AND HIS FAMILY
Made from:
Malachite -- gilt metal -- wood
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
42.1 × 36.7 cm (16 9/16 × 14 7/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
21.107
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION inside back: This frame was given to the Lundgrave of Hesse by H.I.M. the Emperor Nicholas and bought at the sale of the Princess Elizabeth at Homburg which was ordered by the Prussian government. Drawn by Vernon Hill (in script)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973