Covered box

about 1920
Caroline W. Hay (American, 1900–1927), Made for Haycrafters (Boston, Massachusetts, founded about 1920)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

5.1 x 11.8 cm (2 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1994.19a-b

Medium or Technique

Enameled copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Metalwork

The circular copper box consists of a bowl shaped base, topped by a lid with a thin, overlapping rim. In the center of the lid is a raised, soldered-on copper panel of with an elaborate enameled flower blossom composed of deep blue petals that are marked by spots of deep green and burnt red.

Markings

Incised "HAY CRAFTERS" underside of lid and underside of base.

Provenance

Museum purchase from Marilee Boyd Meyer, Cambridge, Massachusetts, February, 1994. Meyer purchased the box at Skinner, Inc., February 1994, lot 424.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture