Silver, copper, gold, jasper resin, stone
Overall: 1 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 4.8 x 7.9 x 7 cm )
Anthropomorphic silver box with gold and copper inlay decoration on the hinged lid; red stone set in a gold clasp; jasper resin decoration on the interior of a griffin and a snake; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Gift of Juan Pliego
stamped: on the base: "PLIEGO" below a two-faced Mexican Venus between two scrolls, all in an elongated hexagon above "STERLING" and below "HANDWROUGHT"
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