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Box

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

A rectangular box made in stained tortoise shell with a gold hinge. On the cover is a round medallion in mother of pearl with a transfer-print image of Alexander I in profile. He wears a crown of laurel leaves. The medallion is surrounded by a gold band.

Category:
CONTAINERS
Object name:
Box
Made from:
Tortoise shell -- mother of pearl -- gold
Made in:
FRANCE: Paris
Date made:
ca. 1812
Size:
overall __1.00 IN __2.00 IN __4.00 IN
overall __2.54 CM __5.08 CM __10.16 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.141
Class:
SHELL
Signature marks:
MARK __An illegible 19th c. French goldsmith's mark; EXP (French export mark, issued in 1798)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973