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Base to the Jeweled Casket

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A wooden stepped base made of laurel, having rounded corners, provides a setting on which the casket rests. At each corner, a circular depression set with onyx within a petaled silver frame is designed to receive each of the faceted amethyst feet of the box. A plain rectangular silver plaque,...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

Marked incuse with an oak leaf within which is stamped "OAKES" on the base of rectangualr silver plaque.

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

2000.628.2a-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