Covered box

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Object Name: 
Covered box
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 12.3 cm, L: 13.6 cm, W: 8.5 cm
On Display
about 1800-1830
Primary Description: 
Opalescent lead (?) glass; blown, cut; ormolu mounts. Horizontal, cylindrical shape; cover with cut radiating ribs, box with cut longitudinal ribs; ends with cut radiating ribs; mounted with molded ormolu: two thin straps with circular florets across the ends of the cover, bands with roses around the rim, hinged to a similar band on the rim of the box, a rectangular lock plate at the front with a floral swag, lion masks at the sides, thin straps with circular florets at the ends, attached to two cast feet formed of pairs of swans drinking from a bowl, on inverted floral swags.
Antique Mart of Los Angeles, Source
Title Unknown (Arthur A. Houghton Library)
Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library
Biedermeier-Glaser (1981) illustrated, p. 19, fig. 8; BIB# 30440