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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.
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Object Name
date made
1868 - ca 1911
place made
Germany: Hesse, Hanau
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 1 3/8 in x 4 in x 3 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 10.16 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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