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Trinket box with lid

1949.321AB (RS119441)

Description

Cylindrical; green, with central laurel wreath, crown at top, "N" in center. Guilded bamboo border. Sides: green with gilded bellflower motif. Base: flanged with red interior. Lid: domed, with profile of Napoleon on horseback with spread eagle above. White star border.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Inscriptions
In center: N [for Napoleon] Writing around edge worn; illegible.
Location of origin
France
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
bamboo (material)
gilding
lacquering
wood (plant material)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Bamboo
bamboo (material)
Bellflower
BOX, TRINKET
boxes (containers)
Eagle
equestrians
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Gilded
gilding
Horseback Figures
husk (motif)
Lacquered
lacquering
laurel (wood)
Laurel Wreath
Star
stars
wood (plant material)
wreaths (costume accessories)
People and organizations
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Dimensions
1.688 (H), 5.688 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.321AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7487

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