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Snuff box

Swiss
about 1810
Artist Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Europe, Switzerland

Dimensions

1.74 x 5.88 x 8.57 cm (11/16 x 2 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.1781

Medium or Technique

Metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Gold

Rectangular with convex sides. Engine-turned and ciselé in bands and patterns, basket of flowers with birds in vari-colored gold on cover. Slight thumbpiece, invisible hinge. Pseudo marks in box and cover.

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