Box

Description:

Repousse chased oval box with snap-closure, hinged lid featuring a vignette of peasants dancing and playing music in a village bordered by four pairs of scrolls and flowers. Seamed band of ruffled, foliate scrolls with roses and other flowers forms the box sides. Matte silver interior. Underside of plain, flat bottom is struck with a crowned leopard head, "800" and a curved shield.

Date Made: 1868 - ca 1911

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Hesse, Hanau

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.1746Catalog Number: 60.1746Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: box

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 3/8 in x 4 in x 3 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 10.16 cm x 8.255 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-5005-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_312425

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