Malachite box with a hinged lid

This malachite box has a gilt bronze frame and base with a velvet interior. It also includes a gold key with two faceted stones. The box was given to Lyndon B. Johnson by His Excellency Aleksey N. Kosygin, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It was presented at the Glassboro Conference in New Jersey, June 23-25, 1967. The maker is unknown.

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The 1967 Glassboro summit was the first time a Soviet premier had held discussions with an American president in the United States since Nikita Khrushchev met with President Eisenhower in 1959. [LBJ Library photo #C5824-24 by Frank Wolfe] read more

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