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The rectangular box has a domed cover and waisted sides. The cover and the upper rim of the box are mounted with metal bands that are hinged along the back of the box. The mounts on the cover arc machine-engraved with a pattern of wavy lines; a small metal thumbpiece, also engraved, is affixed...

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Provenance

By 1957, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

English, probably Bilston or Wednesbury, about 1765

  • Artist Unknown, Austrian, 19th century
Object Place

England

Dimensions

4.4 x 7 x 9.1 cm (1 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.664

Medium or Technique

Metal, enameled copper, transfer-printed, with polychrome decoration; engraved metal mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels