Overall: 4 3/8 x 6 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. ( 11.1 x 16.2 x 12.1 cm )
Silver Weight: 13 oz (troy) (405 g)
Silver presentation box; ovoid casket with applied concave sides with a die-rolled geometric grapevine design and an applied beaded band, on four cast foliate pad legs; hinged, matte, ovoid lid with an applied beaded band along the rim; band of engraved flowers around the edge and an engraved tapestry with tassels in the center; cast bird finial, on a branch holding sheet music in its beak, screwed through the center of the lid; gilt interior; inscribed on the base, "To remind/ Miss Emma C. Thursby/ of her great triumphs in a series of Grand Concerts/ throughout the principal cities of America/ in/ connection with/ GILMORE'S BAND/ this souvenir is presented/ with the best wishes/ of/ the members of that organization." in script; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Gift of the Estate of Ina Love Thursby
Emma Thursby (1845-1931); to her sister Ina Love Thursby (1855-1942), the donor.
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