Presentation casket

Designer Josef Ritter von Storck
Rodeck Brothers (Gebrüder Rodeck)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556

The presentation casket to Empress Elizabeth (1937–1898), wife of Emperor Franz Joseph, was made to contain 70 photographs, showing the stands of all the Austrian exhibitors at the Paris International Exposition in 1867. Elizabeth had intended to pay an official visit to the exhibition in order to admire the Austrian contribution, but was prevented by ill health from doing so, and the pictures were made as a souvenir.

Presentation casket, Josef Ritter von Storck (1830–1902), Silver gilt, enamel, leather, lapis lazuli, Austrian

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