Box

Swiss
about 1860


Object Place: Europe, Switzerland

Dimensions

2.54 x 7.94 cm (1 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.1331

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Boxes

With rounded corners & curved sides, entirely decorated with arabesque designs in black & royal blue enamel. Top overlaid with large elliptical enameled miniature showing men drinking, woman with guitar; surrounded by period oriental half pearls.

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