The lid and base are inset with portrait medals of Duke Boguslav Radziwill (1620–1669), governor-general of East Prussia; his wife, Duchess Anna Maria; and their daughter Louise Charlotte. The side incorporates 24 coins (Mariengroschen) minted between 1670 and 1679 under Duke Rudolf Augustus of Brunswick-Wolffenbüttel (r. 1666–1704) and Duke Johann Friedrich of Brunswick-Lüneburg (r. 1665–1679).
Inscription: BOGUSLAUS D[ei] G[ratia] DUX RADZIWILL [trans.: Boguslaw by the grace of God duc Radziwill.]
ANNA MARIA D[ei] G[ratia] DUCISSA RADZIWILIA [trans.: Anna Maria by the grace of God duchess Radziwill.]
LUDOVICA CAROLINA RADZIVILIA D[ei] G[ratia] BIRS[ensis] DUB[icensis] SLUC[ensis] & KOP[ylensis] DUX (sic!) [trans.: Louise Charlotte Radziwill by the grace of God duchess of Birze, Dubinka, Sluck and Kopyl.]
AET[atis] 8 AN[no] 1675 D[omini] 27 Feb[ruarius] [trans.: At the age of 8, in the year of our Lord 1675, 27 Feb.]
PATER ME[us] ET MATER MEA DERELINQUER[unt] ME, DOM[inus] A[utem] ASSUMPSIT ME. (Ps. XXVII:X.) [trans.: My father and my mother forsake me, but the Lord took me up.]
D[ei] G[ratia] RUDOLPH AUGUSTUS DUX BR [trans.: By the grace of God Rudolph Augustus duc of Brunswick & Lüneberg.]
Marking:  Greek cross crowned (Königsberg town mark, 1684–1703);  B (date letter for 1690);  Monogram I S, 85 in shield (maker's mark of Johann Schwarz, master in Königsberg, November 12, 1665; died 1706/7).
Mrs. Charles H. Truax , New York (until 1913; sold to MMA)
Artist: Fourteen identified German (Augsburg) goldsmiths and other German artisans; Japanese (Imari) porcelain makerDate: ca. 1743–45Medium: Gilt silver, hard-paste porcelain, cut glass, walnut, carved and partially gilt coniferous wood, blind-tooled and partially gilt leather, partially gilt steel and iron, textiles, moiré paper, hog's bristleAccession: 2005.364.1a–d–.48On view in:Gallery 551
Artist: Johann Valentin Gevers (German, ca. 1662–1737)Date: ca. 1710Medium: Oak and pine veneered with tortoiseshell, silver, silver gilt, and green-stained ivory; mirror glassAccession: 1989.20On view in:Gallery 531