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Covered box in the form of a rose

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Both parts of the box are slip-cast. The lower part has five petals in relief, growing from a calyx with six bulbous sepals, which, with the cut stem, forms the base. A wedge-shaped key, 0.8 cm. (5/16 in.) long, has been attached to the inside of the circular rim, and a notch has been cut in...

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Provenance

New York; By 1959, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

English, about 1756

Object Place

England

Dimensions

4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.649a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain