Back to search results


Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage

About this object

A round box with a detachable cover. The top and bottom of the box are made in agate, with the sides in gold. On the lid is a miniature portrait of Catherine II under crystal. This has a gold frame set with diamonds and cabochon rubies. The frame has a scalloped design and the stones are placed at the apex of the points, alternating with gold globules. The miniature shows Catherine facing to the right, in a bust length portrait. She wears a fur wrap and a head scarf.

Object name:
Made from:
Agate -- gold -- miniature -- crystal -- diamonds -- rubies
Made in:
Place made unknown
Date made:
19th c.
7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK on inner edge: ET in a square (twice)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973