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Oblong Toothpick Holder

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Dacha

About this object

The oblong box is long and rounded at each end. In the center of the cover is a monogram made in very small diamonds against a hair background. This is framed in gold and enamel, first with a circle of white dots simulating pearls and then a blue band. The edges and hinge are made in gold which is delicately engraved with formal patterns. The interior is lined with red velvet. The thumbpiece is a small gold button.

Object name:
Oblong Toothpick Holder
Made from:
Ivory -- gold -- enamel -- diamonds -- velvet -- hair
Made in:
Date made:
18th c.-19th c.
overall __0.50 IN __3.75 IN __1.00 IN
overall __1.27 CM __9.52 CM __2.54 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MONOGRAM __on cover: GS
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973