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Box

French
about 1780
Painted by Jean Guerin (French, 1760 - 1836)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

2.54 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

49.1780a-b

Medium or Technique

Gold, tortoiseshell

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Gold

Circular with bandings and stripings of gold in two colors. Loose cover has miniature of a woman and child, signed by Jean Guerin (b. 1760 Strasburg, d. 1836 Obernai). Inside of cover cracking.

Provenance

Probably acquired in Europe by Delia Spencer (Mrs. Marshall) Field (b. 1854 - d. 1937), Paris and Washington, DC; by inheritance to her niece, Catherine Spencer Eddy (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge (b. 1881 - d. 1970), Beverly Farms, MA; 1949, gift of Mrs. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1949)

Credit Line

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