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Box

French (Paris)
about 1885
Marked by Lucien Falize (French, 1838-1897)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

3.81 x 4.61 x 5.71 cm (1 1/2 x 1 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.1783

Medium or Technique

Enamel

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Boxes

Elliptical, hinged at small end. Borders enameled in green on white, matching medallions enclosing shell-shaped cameos cut with cherubs’ heads, pearl above and below, on sides. Gold horizontally striped and dotted. Domed cover has four pearls in band, cameo of cupids on dolphin set in pierced shaped frame-work of white gold (?), surrounded by yellow gold rope and rose diamonds. Last from small thumbpiece.

Markings

Mark in cover. From Cartier.

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