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The rectangular box has a domed cover decorated with a polychrome pastoral scene. The sides are painted with polychrome floral sprays on a white ground. A pink shell is painted at the center of the white base. The scene on the cover shows a shepherd and shepherdess seated on a river bank in...

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Marks

(1) on base, in pink enamel: shell (?)

Provenance

Thelma Chrysler Foy. New York. Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

English, probably Birmingham, about 1760

  • Artist Unknown, Austrian, 19th century
Object Place

England

Dimensions

6.3 x 7.3 x 9.4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.663

Medium or Technique

Enameled copper with polychrome decoration; gilt-metal mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels