This box may have been part of a desk set. Painted in glossy enamel on the lid, on a pale blue ground, are a green two-kopeck stamp and a pink three-kopeck stamp on a pale blue ground. The stamps are bordered by rows of white enameled circles resembling pearls. On the sides of the box, floral motifs are raised over a stippled gilt background. A removable insert divides the interior chamber into two compartments.


  • Title: Stamp Box
  • Creator: Maria V. Semenova (Russian, active 1896-1905)
  • Date Created: 1899-1908
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Maria V. Semenova (Russian, active 1896-1905)
  • Provenance: A la Vieille Russie, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Mrs. Jean Riddell, Washington, D.C., April 22, 1976, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2010, by bequest.
  • Object Type: boxes
  • Medium: silver gilding, painted and filigree enamel
  • Inscriptions: [Marks] On bottom in Cyrillic: MS; [Symbols] kokoshnik left, 94, IL [for Ivan Sergervich Lebedkin, Moscow assay master, act: 1899-1908]
  • Dimensions: W: 2 1/8 x D: 1 3/8 in. (5.4 x 3.6 cm)
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
  • Classification: Enamels
  • Accession Number: 44.82

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