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Case for caddies and sugar box

1747–48


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

39.4 x 29.3 x 12.7 cm (15 1/2 x 11 9/16 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

1991.4

Medium or Technique

Metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Bombe boxes, rectangular (caddies) or square (sugar box) in section. Hinged covers modeled with shells, applied, cast finial in form of salamander. Cast and chased sides depicting elaborate, asymmetrical scaffolding and scrollwork peopled with figures in Chinese costume. Original shagreen box with silver handle and lock plate.

Markings

Marks: on base, maker's mark PT below a cup, lion passant (both repeated on cover), date letter m, leopard's head crowned.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection, by exchange