The ten "Pavilions" (numbered I through X) of the University of Virginia are part of the Academical Village at the University of Virginia, which is commonly/in large part attributed to Thomas Jefferson. Together with Monticello, they are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. To this day, the "Pavilions" are, with one exception, inhabited by professors of the University of Virginia.
Produced at the behest of The Lawn Society, a premier group of donors whose generosity has benefited the University in significant ways. Inscribed inside the lid: "..on October 6, 1817, in the presence of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and many another distinguished citizen, was laid the cornerstone of this pavilion the first to be erected of the group that was later to give visible form to Jefferson's architectural plan for the University of Virginia." The University of Virginia logo can found inside the base of this box. Marked "Lawn Society" on the base/bottom of the box.
2.5 x 1 5/8" rectangular hinged box. In excellent condition in its original navy velvet-lined presentation case.