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Spar Box

Spar box (white) with gold mounts. Elliptical with straight sides; box rim of plain gold, cover with edge of gold engraved on sides, ajoure on top. Thumbpiece of rubies, diamonds, and emeralds. Hinged at back. Overlaid decoration of flowers in varicolored stones in center of cover.


1948, Catherine Spencer (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge, Beverly Farms, MA; 1948, gift of Mrs. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1948)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field

German (Berlin), about 1770

Object Place

Berlin, Germany

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, spar, rubies, diamonds, emeralds