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Bright-cut engraved oval box decorated with floral garlands and swags bordered by patterned bands across its flat, hinged lid, straight sides and flat bottom; zig-zag bordered oval reserve at center of lid contains "HOK" in conjoined flecked script, while identical reserve on bottom bears a heraldic device depicting the crest of a dexter arm in armour embowed holding a dagger or sword erect proper on a heraldic wreath encircled by the motto "PRO·PATRIA·ET·REGE" ("For country and king"). Gold washed interior. Inside lid is struck "FO" in raised roman letters in a rectangle next to a left-facing lion passant in clipped-corner shield, leopard's head crowned in rounded shield and raised roman letter "e" in clipped-corner shield.
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Object Name
date made
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United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
overall: 1 in x 1 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 4.1275 cm x 8.89 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Ellen Washington Bellamy
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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