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Jewel Casket
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Jewel Casket


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Description The casket has been veneered in a technique known in Russia as "Roman mosaic." Very thin sheets of malachite are cemented to the metal base, and any spaces left between the sheets are filled with a paste consisting of pulverized stone and cement. The surface is then polished. The artisans often exploited the veining of the stone to create symmetrical patterns by juxtaposing sheets cut from the same stone.
Exhibitions
  • The FabergĂ© Menagerie. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; Portland Art Museum, Portland. 2003-2004.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, ca. 1929 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, ca. 1929

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Period
early 19th century
Medium
malachite, gilded bronze
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1597
Measurements
H: 4 x W: 9 3/4 in. (10.2 x 24.8 cm)
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Not On View

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