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Tobacco Box and Cover

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The square, molded box is bombé in form. The base and cover have two grooves evenly spaced on each side, running from just below the protruding foliage beneath the finial to the splayed foot. The base, slightly indented at the top edge, swells to a full, rounded shoulder then curves inward,...

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Provenance

By 1967, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Dutch (Delft), about 1760–70

Object Place

Delft, The Netherlands

Dimensions

19.1 x 13.9 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1983.603a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed faience (earthenware) decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware