Box

French
about 1880 or later


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

5.08 x 6.35 cm (2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

48.1334

Medium or Technique

Enamel, pearls, cameo, gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Boxes

Set with dotted and striped blue enamel. Cover has overlapping edge with band of pearls and green enamel on each surface; in center cameo plaque in raised mounting of pearls and enameled gold surrounded by tiny diamonds in platinum. Hinge protrudes.

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