Stamp Box

Stamp Box

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Stamp box in the shape of a Swiss chalet, hinged at back along top balcony; slanted interior plate. Box is attached to a raised base in imitation of rocky terrain. Base underside is struck incuse "DEPOSE" in sans serif letters above a six-pointed star adjoining six-spoke wheel ("Wheel of Mainz" or "Mainzer Rad") next to a combined crescent moon and imperial crown (Reichsmark) over "800"; "38" stamped at lower right.
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Object Name
box, stamp
date made
after 1888
place made
Germany: Rhineland Palatinate, Mainz
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 1 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 2 in; 4.7625 cm x 4.445 cm x 5.08 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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