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ROUND BOX WITH "AGAMEMNON'S CLAIM TO BRISEIS"

Made by: Louis Lacarrière

On view in: French Drawing Room


About this object

A round box with a hinged cover. On the cover is an oval medallion containing a painted scene representing "Agamemnon's Claim to Briseis." A garland of green leaves and red berries in enamel on stippled gold ground frames the medallion and is repeated on the bottom edge of the sides. The outer edge and side of the cover are banded by wavy sprays of leaves and berries interlaced with a string of white beads. A band on the lid, four panels on the sides and the bottom are covered with reddish-orange enamel over engine turning ground imitating moiré silk with overall black spots like those of a leopard. Also on the lid are four roundels with chased gold leaves and a dot of red enamel each.

Object name:
ROUND BOX WITH "AGAMEMNON'S CLAIM TO BRISEIS"
Made from:
Gold -- enamel
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
1783-1784
Size:
3 in. (7.6 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.22
Signature marks:
MARK INSCRIPTION LABEL Crowned U (warden's mark for Paris 1783-84) Interlaced L's (charge mark for the Fermier General Henry Clavel for small works, 1783-8) Mark with the initials LLC (for the maker Louis Lacarrière 1783-1793) E T Export mark from 1864 to 1893 x Engraved on inner rim: Du Petit Dunkerque (the name of a shop) label inside box now removed: B31 KRN GNS 180 gms
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973