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Made by: Abraham Forstedt

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

The shape of the box is bombe, flat at the back and bulging forward. The center of the cover is enamelled in a translucent blue against a moire guilloche ground. Mounted upon this is a bouquet of roses with a ribbon framed in diamonds set in silver. Flanking this are two larger diamonds within a border of forty five diamonds. The edge of the cover is repousse with floral scrolls on stippled ground. The thumbpiece is set with a blue cabochon and tiny diamonds. The sides of the box are repousse and chased with further foliate motifs. The base is engraved with a central bouquet of flowers within scrolling floral designs.

Object name:
Made from:
Gold -- enamel -- diamonds -- silver
Date made:
Before 1861
7.2 × 8.9 cm (2 7/8 × 3 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK crossed anchors and scepter for St. Petersburg; 72 gold standard; A.F for Abraham Forstedt inside on bottom MARK crossed anchors, 72 right edge of box MARK A.F left edge
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973