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Box (France), 19th century

This is a Box. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is cut, cast and engraved gold, set with diamonds. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. It is credited Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 2.3 x 9.1 x 5.4 cm (7/8 x 3 9/16 x 2 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Left, inside rim: "LT" [with two-pronged spear in loazenge-shaped mark]; French gold standard mark with classical male head facing right with "3" at right in hexagonal punch; left edge: "675" and "273". Engraved on left rim: "128"

It is inscribed

Engraved on left rim: "G. Lemonnier, jolailler de la couronne place Vendôme 25"

Cite this object as

Box (France), 19th century; cut, cast and engraved gold, set with diamonds; H x W x D: 2.3 x 9.1 x 5.4 cm (7/8 x 3 9/16 x 2 1/8 in.); Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; 1983-69-11

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