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The round box is mounted in three-color gold bands carved with laurel leaves. In the lid has been added a Russian miniature of ca. 1812. It represents the busts of Marshall Wittgenstein and Prince Kutuzov, both facing to the left. They are dressed in uniforms. Kutuzov wears a miniature of Alexander I set in a diamond frame and the stars of three imperial orders, St. Andrew the First Called, St. George Martyr and another. Wittgenstein wears the badges of three imperial orders on the blue ribbon of St. Andrew as well as the stars of the imperial orders of St. Andrew First Called, St. George Martyr and a third.

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Tortoise shell -- gold -- miniature
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Date made:
1700-ca. 1812
8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

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INSCRIPTION; MARK; LABEL around the miniature, in Cyrillic: He lives immortal who saves his Fatherland, He was Guardian of Petropolis; mark on box: birds head facing left, rooster; label inside box: Guardian of Petropolis (Barclay de Tolly) The miniature is Russian ca. 1812. The box is French, circa 1795. X6987(5) HAT, Circular tortoise shell snuff box with gold bands chiselled in wreath design In the lid a miniature of Marshall Barclay de Tolly and Prince Koutouzoff, Commanders in Cheif of the Russian Army in 1812, surrounded by the Russian inscription "He lives immortal who saves his Fatherland (koutouzoff) and He was the
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Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973