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Repousse chased, rectangular box with friction-fit, hinged lid featuring a vignette of peasants gambling in a tavern executed in high relief; bulging sides of box are covered in foliate scrollwork and flowers with perched birds at ends and oval reserves of horned cows grazing at front and back. Underside of flat bottom struck "HOLLAND" in raised serif letters to left of two pseudo-hallmarks, a right-facing lion passant above "2" in hexagon overstruck with key, and two partial marks, one with "N". Box collar has a gothic or Old English "L" in circle, while opposite end of lid is struck with a left-facing Minerva head with "E" in her cap.
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Object Name
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Netherlands: Groningen, Groningen
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 1 5/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 12.3825 cm x 7.9375 cm
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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
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National Museum of American History
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