Overall: 11.5 x 16.1 cm (4 1/2 x 6 5/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1951.452
Boxwood is a light-colored wood which is very hard, close-grained, and fine-textured, allowing the carver to do very fine delicate work.
This luxury object is masterfully fashioned from a single piece of wood. The openwork carving is intended to resemble Gothic windows. The inscription reads, "mon ♥️ aves" on one side and "pour bien" on the other, translated to "you have my heart in your possession."
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