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Made by: Aubert, François-Joachim __ __Box ||Lancret, Nicolas __After __Plaque

Currently in storage


About this object

The outside of the rectangular box is covered in tortoise shell carved with an all-over pattern like a textile. The cover is set with a grisaille enamel plaque. The scene copies the Nicolas Lancret painting, "Manhood." It is painted with a scene in a park with young couples. Three of the couples are love making, two of the men are engaged in an archery contest, and two young ladies look on with boredom. The enamel plaque is framed in gold which is repoussé as is the thumbpiece. The interior is lined with tortoiseshell.

Category:
CONTAINERS
Object name:
Box
Made from:
Tortoise shell -- enamel -- gold
Made in:
FRANCE: Paris
Date made:
1753
Size:
overall __1.75 IN __3.19 IN __2.31 IN
overall __4.44 CM __8.10 CM __5.88 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.140
Class:
SHELL
Signature marks:
MARK __Struck on hinge: Crowned N (Paris Warden's mark for the year 1753); "Tête de poule" (discharge mark for small works on gold and silver of the fermier-general Julien Berthe, 1750-56); F J(?) A and a star (mark of François-Joachim Aubert, master in 1747, active until 1779)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973