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SNUFF BOX

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Both the top and bottom are repoussé on a thin silver gilt foil applyed on a metal box with a rococo enamel cartouches. One on the cover depicts a scene with a building, a bridge and two swans in a pond; all in multicolored enamel on a white ground. Bottom cartouche depicts atributes of the arts entwined with ribbon and branches of leaves. Rococo border is attached with silver rivets. Insidethe box is inlaid with a silver repousse foil on the bottom. Lid is missing similar decoration.

Object name:
SNUFF BOX
Made from:
Silver -- enamel -- silver foil -- metal plate
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
18th c.
Size:
1.3 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm (1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.345
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK inside edge: M with coronet above (?); cockerel left (Paris mark?); two small elegible marks on the interior
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973