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Cartouche shaped. Top carved in cameo representation of Venus, Cupid & dolphin; shaped sides with baroque scrolled cartouches. Gold bezel on box & band on cover with raised enameled flowers on striated field; hinged across back & design partly on bezel.

Provenance

1948, Catherine Spencer (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge, Beverly Farms, MA; 1948, gift of Mrs. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1948)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field

German (Berlin), about 1765

Object Place

Berlin, Germany

Dimensions

5.08 x 9.37 cm (2 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.1333

Medium or Technique

Gold, agate, miniature on inside of lid

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Gold