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The rectangular box has a domed cover decorated with a polychrome pastoral scene. The scene shows several shepherds engaged in various pursuits, framed on the left by trees and on the right by a pedestal supporting a covered urn next to a partially ruined wall. In the foreground, in front of...

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Provenance

By 1956, Rita and Frits Markus; 1982, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

English, probably Birmingham, about 1755–60

Object Place

England

Dimensions

8.3 x 21 cm (3 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1982.786

Medium or Technique

Enameled copper with polychrome decoration; metal mounts with traces of gilding

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels