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BOX

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The round box is made of turned wood and is lined with tortoiseshell. On the cover is a carved bust of Tsar Alexander I. He is facing to the right and wears a military uniform. It has a high collar with two bars on the side. His hair is short and wavy.

Category:
shellwork
Object name:
BOX
Made from:
Tortoiseshell -- wood
Made in:
FRANCE
Date made:
ca. 1812
Size:
9.1 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
34.16.1-2
Class:
WOOD
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; LABEL around edge of cover: ALEXANDER I IMP RUSSORVM; label inside box: S.DXCVI SNUFFBOX Cover impressed with bust of Alexander 1st Inscribed ALEXANDER IMP RUSS ORUM 3 1/2 d 3/4 h. French, early 19th cent
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973