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BOX WITH MINIATURE OF ALEXANDER II

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

An allover design of bunches of grapes with leaves, vines, and tendrils in cobalt blue champlevé enamel covers the entire surface area around the portrait. The miniature of Alexander II is bust sized. He is represented in the uniform of a general with the light blue sash of the Order of St. Andrew and number of Russian orders on the medal bar. Miniature is set in a circle of thirty large rose-cut diamonds in a high setting. Thumbpiece is set with five rose-cut diamonds.

Object name:
BOX WITH MINIATURE OF ALEXANDER II
Made from:
Gold -- enamel -- watercolor on ivory -- diamonds
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
ca. 1870
Size:
W. 2 3/8 × D. 3 7/16 in. (6 × 8.7 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.47
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE: Rokshtul 1870 (in Cyrillic) [On miniature] HALLMARK: Crossed anchors and scepter for St. Petersburg; DT/18? for assayer Dmitrii Il'ich Tverskoi (active 1832-50); 72 for gold content; [illegible] S for unknown maker's mark [Inside bottom of box]; HALLMARK: Gold guarantee used in Paris, 1838-1919 [On inside edge]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973