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Jewel box

Rectangular with acanthus and rope mouldings and bands of foliage decoration. Draped figures bearing garlands, urns, lyres, and other forms riveted to top and sides. Feet in form of birds with spread wings on nests. Cover surmounted by kneeling cherub.


1869, Odiot, Paris; May, 1869, sold by Odiot to Sophia J. Snow (d. about 1873) and Salome H. Snow, Boston; 1876, gift of Salome H. Snow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 1, 1876)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Salome H. Snow

French (Paris), 1819–38

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver gilt