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RECTANGULAR BOX

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The rectangular box is made of six pieces of tortoise shell. The body of the box is plain, with rounded corners. The cover is inlaid in the center with an elaborate cartouche made from gold, silver and brass, with a space intended for initials. The edges of the cover are inlaid with two bands, the inner one in gold, the outer one in silver. There is a thumbpiece for opening the box.

Category:
containers
Object name:
RECTANGULAR BOX
Made from:
Tortoise shell -- gold -- silver
Made in:
FRANCE?
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
2.5 × 4.4 × 9.7 cm (1 × 1 3/4 × 3 13/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.49
Class:
SHELL
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973