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RECTANGULAR BOX

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


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:
RECTANGULAR BOX
Made from:
Tortoise shell -- gold -- mother of pearl -- silver
Made in:
FRANCE
Date made:
ca. 1775
Size:
1.4 × 7.9 × 5.1 cm (9/16 × 3 1/8 × 2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.47
Class:
SHELL
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973