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BOX

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

The background is white with leaves and flowers in raised gold. On the cover is a reserved panel in colors within a gilt scrolled frame. The picture is of two young lovers seated at a table with fruit and drink out of doors in a garden, taken from a 1757 print after "Les Amants", a painting by J.M. Nattier. On each side is a small panel painted in colors. Front- two youths and a young lady fishing, right side- a couple strolling in the country, left side- a young couple seated on a river bank, back- a couple seated on a landscape with shee nearby. On the bottom is a still life with an upturned basket of fruit, two birds and a butterfly. The interior is in white enamel.

Object name:
BOX
Made from:
Enamel on copper -- gilt copper
Made in:
ENGLAND: South Staffordshire, Bilston or Wednesbury
Date made:
ca. 1770
Size:
4 × 9.1 × 7.2 cm (1 9/16 × 3 9/16 × 2 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.186
Class:
ENAMEL
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973