Trinket box with lid

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-7487

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

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
bamboo (material)
gilding
lacquering
wood (plant material)
bamboo (material)
husk (motif)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
equestrians
laurel (wood)
wreaths (costume accessories)
stars
Lacquered
Laurel Wreath
Gilded
Bamboo
Bellflower
Horseback Figures
Eagle
Star
BOX, TRINKET

Inscription

In center: N [for Napoleon] Writing around edge worn; illegible.

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Additional Identification Number

1949.321A,B

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

1.688 (H), 5.688 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.321AB