Box

Possibly Swiss
late 18th century


Object Place: Europe, Switzerland (?)

Dimensions

2.7 x 6.98 x 6.35 cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

48.1332

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Boxes

In four colors of gold. Straight sides, protruding hinge on cover. Elliptical panels with wreaths & ribbons of garden architecture & flowers on cover & sides are flanked by rosettes in circles. .

Markings

Mark: incised DS with devices in cover & box

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; 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