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The rectangular box has a domed cover and waisted sides. The cover and the upper rim of the box are mounted with metal bands that show traces of gilding near the plain thumbpiece affixed to the center of the mount on the cover. The mounts are hinged along the back of the box; those around the...

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Provenance

New York. 1955, 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 1755–60

  • Artist Unknown, Austrian, 19th century
Object Place

England

Dimensions

4 x 6.3 x 8.3 cm (1 9/16 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.662

Medium or Technique

Enameled copper, transfer-printed, with polychrome decoration; gilt-metal mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels