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BOX

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

Background is in white enamel with a raised white lattice and dots. On the top and sides are reserved panels with raised gilt frames and galant scenes in colors. On the cover are two young ladies and a youth strolling in a garden and with a formal vista at the left with a fountain at the end. The scenes on the sides are: On the front-two youths and a young lady fishing, on the right-a man with gun bird-shooting with a setter, on the back-a shepherd and a shepherdess seated on a river bank with sheep, and on the left-a youth and a young lady seated on an embankment. The bottom is white enamel with a raised gilt rococo frame centering on a white panel with raised white dots. The interior is white.

Category:
enamels
Object name:
BOX
Made from:
Enamel on copper -- gilt copper
Made in:
ENGLAND: South Staffordshire, Bilston or Wednesbury
Date made:
ca. 1770
Size:
3.8 × 7 × 7 cm (1 1/2 × 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.169
Class:
ENAMEL
Signature marks:
LABEL At the bottom a paper sticker with a zig-zag edge and the number "14" in the center. Also another rectangular paper label with double red borders reading "next to bottom shelf"
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973