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HEART-SHAPED BOX WITH FLOWERS

Made by: François-Guillaume Tiron

On view in: French Drawing Room


About this object

The box is heart-shaped in cross section. Each of the four faces has a panel containing a cluster of flowers in painted colored enamel against a brown background. Each panel is framed with chased rococo scrolls in gold. The remaining areas are covered with a trellis in green basse-taille enamel centered by rosettes chased in gold.

Category:
goldwork
Object name:
HEART-SHAPED BOX WITH FLOWERS
Made from:
Gold -- enamel
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
1756-1762
Size:
1 3/4 × 1 1/8 × 1 1/4 in. (4.4 × 2.9 × 3.2 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.4
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK: A shell (the discharge mark for medium size works for the Fermier General Eloy Brichard 1756-62) [On inner rim] Inview of the similarities between 11.3 and 11.4 and the rarity of their shape, they are likely by the same maker, Francois-Guillaume Tiron.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"