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The rectangular box has soldered sides, four small spherical feet, and a three-part hinged lid with a three-part hinged clasp. It is embellished on the exterior with prominent raised oval sections of floral cloisonné enamel in a cream, green, and purple palette. One large oval is soldered to...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

Incised "EC. / 1912" in sans-serif letters on bottom of box.

Provenance

Purchased by Mrs. Winthrop Sargent (nee Aimee Rotch) (1852-1918) for $200 and placed on loan in 1912 to the Museum. The box probably descended to her sister, Annie Lawrence Rotch Lamb (b. 1857), wife of Horatio Lamb (1850-1926), who made it a gift to the Museum in 1919.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop Sargent

1912

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

8 x 12.8 x 11.5 cm (3 1/8 x 5 1/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

19.5

Medium or Technique

Silver, amethyst, enamel

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware