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Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

Two halves of the etui are beautifully decorated with figures in 18th century dress and trees. On the cover there are two cartouches framed with rococo scrolls each containing a picture of a woman: one with wine goblet and fruit. On the top of a cover is a scene with seated woman. The lower part of etui is decorated with two groups of conversing couples. Background is engraved with architectural motifs on the stippled gilded ground. On the bottom is a tiny picture of a reclining sheep.

Object name:
Made from:
Silver gilt -- niello
Made in:
Veliky Ustyug, Russia
Date made:
9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK Two French import mark (oval with a swan)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973