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BOX

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The body of the rectangular box is plain except for the rounded corners. The cover is inset with a shield intended for initials and surrounded by a belt and buckle design. These are in gold or gilt metal inset in the tortoise shell. The border of the cover is inset with elaborate formal patterns alternating in gold, metal and silver. The outer design is a series of arches, then is a series of rectangles, next is a thick band of circles. Next to this is another band of rectangles with the innermost design being a plain band.

Category:
containers
Object name:
BOX
Made from:
Tortoise shell -- gilt metal -- silver -- gold
Made in:
FRANCE
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
1.1 x 9.5 x 4 cm (7/16 x 3 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.50
Class:
SHELL
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973