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Sugar Box

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Each canister is rectangular in section, with bombé sides and an inset base with a molded wire rim. The sugar box is of a similar form, but square in section. The cast panels of the sides of the boxes are filled with complex architectural fantasies in low relief against a crisply matted ground....

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On underside of each piece, maker's mark PT (Grimwade 2239); lion passant; date letter m; leopard's head crowned


Hisotory of Ownership: Purchased from Partridge Fine Arts, PLC, London, January 23, 1991, Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection, Gift of Mrs. S. J. Katz to the MFA by exchange. (Accession Date: January 23, 1991)

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Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection, by exchange

English (London), 1747–48

Object Place

London, England


H. 12.4 cm x W. 10.2 cm x D. 10.3 cm ( 4 7/8 x 4 x 4 4 1/16 in); Weight: 635 gm ( 20 oz 1 dwt)

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