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Description
Repousse chased, oval box with friction-fit, hinged lid featuring a large, beaded, circular reserve containing a vignette of an amorous hunter and shepherdess in a pastoral setting; footed bowls of fruit are at sides of reserve and laurel leaves encircle lid edge. A continous pattern of ruffled, diapered and flowered C scrolls covers sides of lid and box. Underside is struck with a crown, lion passant facing right, raised roman letter "S" and raised conjoined letters "WK", all in clipped-corner rectangles. Three cuts along underside edge.
Four marks are pseudo-hallmarks of an unidentified silversmith in Hanau, Germany.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
box
date made
ca 1900
place made
Germany: Hesse, Hanau
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 2 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 2.54 cm x 6.6675 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1742
catalog number
60.1742
accession number
200122
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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