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The rectangular paneled box is made of silver, green gold, 143 amethysts, 18 Japanese pearls, 68 oriental pearls, and 88 onyx, set on a laurel base. It has a hinged, slightly domed lid and round and faceted amethyst ball feet and sits on a narrow, two-tiered, shaped wooden plinth. Round columns...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

Marked incuse with an oak leaf within which is stamped "OAKES" on the underside of box.

Provenance

By descent to the artist's children, Norma Oakes Errico and Gilbert Oakes (d. 1987), and the family of Gilbert Oakes.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1929

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

13.5 x 20.1 x 16.1 cm (5 5/16 x 7 15/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.628.1a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, green gold, 143 amethysts, 18 Japanese pearls, 68 Oriental pearls, 88 onyx; laurel wood base

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware