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The surface of the box is chased with a lattice pattern having engraved surfaces, then enameled "en plein" with rustic landscapes which include ruins, bridges, cottages, and arbors in the manner of Lancret. The central scene on the lid of the box depictsa lady in court dress with her cavalier;...

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Credit Line

Anonymous gift

About 1750–52

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

3.17 x 5.08 x 6.98 cm (1 1/4 x 2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.822

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Gold