Covered box in the form of a rose

about 1756
Made at Derby Manufactory, working about 1750-1848 (Derbyshire, England)

Object Place: Europe, England


4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels

Not On View





Both parts of the box are slip-cast. The lower part has five petals in relief, growing from a calyx with six bulbous sepals, which, with the cut stem, forms the base. A wedge-shaped key, 0.8 cm. (5/16 in.) long, has been attached to the inside of the circular rim, and a notch has been cut in the flange of the cover to fit it. The domed cover also has petals in relief with a depression in the center. The petals are painted in two shades of puce, and the stem and calyx are green shaded with black.


New York; By 1959, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus