Description & Technical information

The tortoiseshell veneered box is of rectangular form on a wooden carcass; the inside of the box is painted in red. The bevelled cover and body with inlaid mother-of-pearl florets, diamond, circular and star-shaped rosettes with animals including birds and dogs throughout. On the front of the box, a double-headed eagle is depicted with a crown above flanked by a lion and a unicorn.

Stock no.: A4047

Date:  18th century
Period:  1600-1750, 1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  Mexico, Guadalajara
Medium: Tortoiseshell, Wooden carcass
Dimensions: 13 x 20.8 x 10.6 cm (5¹/₈ x 8¹/₄ x 4¹/₈ inches)
Categories: Works of Art