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BOX

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

The box is rectangular with a ground in white enamel with raised white scrolls on the cover and lattice with dots on the sides. On the cover and each of the four sides have each a finely painted landscape with rococo frames raised and gilt of scrolls and flowers. On the cover-a landscape with a river and fishermen, a village in the background and farms in the distance and trees at the left. On the front side- a landscape with two men under a tree at the right, a stream separating them from a farm building at the left. On the right side- a landscape with a cliff at the right, a river at the left, and a shepherd with sheep and cattle on the foreground. On the back- a landscape with a stream and trees, and a bridge to the left, and various figures and a sheep in the center. On the right side- a landscape with several pairs of figures strolling near a bridge with a cross, and a column at the left. Bottom and interior are white. Fine gilt metal mounts.

Object name:
BOX
Made from:
Enamel -- copper -- gilt copper
Made in:
ENGLAND: South Staffordshire or Birmingham
Date made:
ca. 1765
Size:
9.1 × 20.8 × 14.3 cm (3 9/16 × 8 3/16 × 5 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.161
Class:
ENAMEL
Signature marks:
LABEL At the bottom a paper sticker with a zig-zag border and the number "27" in the center
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973