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Snuff box

Swiss
about 1810
Marked by Unmarked


Object Place: Europe, Switzerland

Dimensions

1.9 x 8.42 x 5.71 cm (3/4 x 3 5/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.1782

Medium or Technique

Metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Gold

Rectangular with convex sides, engine-turned and with arabesque designs in blue enamel on cover and corners of bottom. Cover overlaid with five-color appliqué and ciselé floral gold work. Invisibly hinged. Pseudo hall-marks very indistinct in bottom.

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