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BOX

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

The ground is white with raised gilt rococo frames and sprays of flowers and dots scattered. On the cover is a picture in colors after J.M. Nattier, "Les Amants." On each of the four sides is a cartouche with galant scenes. In the front-a youth playing a stringed instrument seated in a landscape, on the right side-a young woman seated in a landscape, on the back-a young woman and a young man in a garden, a marble statue of Venus, and on th eleft side -a young man in a landscape. On the white enamel bottom there is a fleur de lys in each corner. On the interior of the cover is a painting in full colors after Titian's "Danae and the shower of gold".

Object name:
BOX
Made from:
Enamel -- copper -- gilt copper
Made in:
ENGLAND: South Staffordshire, Bilston or Wednesbury
Date made:
ca. 1770
Size:
3 × 8.7 × 7 cm (1 3/16 × 3 7/16 × 2 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.159
Class:
ENAMEL
Signature marks:
LABEL A round paper sticker with a zig-zag edge with the number "16" in the center
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973