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18th century


"This jewel case was invented and constructed by Joseph Max. Le Baron de Lutgendorf Aulic, counsellor of His Serene Highness the Reigning Prince of Thurn and Taxis, etc. The bottom lock turned once locks the whole of the chest, the top lock turned once prevents the pistols from flying out when the chest is opened. This jewel case is of French workmanship and was made in France in the Second Part of the XVIII Century. The interior was made in Germany in the same period. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from A. Staal, Amsterdam, October 1, 1928 for $1085.40; sold to Hammer Galleries for $1085.40. "


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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 94, Article 4, Album 1b, p. 75


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