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Box

  • Place of origin:

    Augsburg (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lang, Heinrich Gottlob, born 1739 - died 1809 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Quartz, mounted in engraved and chased gold, overlaid with carved and faceted stones, including sapphire, pink tourmaline, white opals, garnets, marcasite, lapis lazuli, bowenite, malachite, turquoise, jasper, agate, and chalcedony

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Mitchell

  • Museum number:

    179-1878

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 61, shelf A, box 2

Physical description

quartz box, mounted in gold and encrusted with stones carved in the form of a woman, birds, flowers and insects

Place of Origin

Augsburg (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Lang, Heinrich Gottlob, born 1739 - died 1809 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Quartz, mounted in engraved and chased gold, overlaid with carved and faceted stones, including sapphire, pink tourmaline, white opals, garnets, marcasite, lapis lazuli, bowenite, malachite, turquoise, jasper, agate, and chalcedony

Dimensions

Height: 4.4 cm, Width: 8.7 cm, Depth: 6.4 cm

Descriptive line

Quartz box, mounted in gold and encrusted with stones in the form of a woman, birds, flowers and insects, possibly by Heinrich Gottlob Lang, Augsburg, about 1770

Materials

Quartz; Gold; Sapphire; Tourmaline; Opal; Garnet; Marcasite; Lapis lazuli; Bowenite; Malachite; Turquoise; Jasper; Agate; Chalcedony

Subjects depicted

Flowers (plants); Birds; Insects; Women

Categories

Containers; Metalwork; Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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