Snuffbox

German
about 1760
Made at Fürstenberg Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 4.3 x 8.2 x 6.6 cm (1 11/16 x 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2057

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration; gilt-metal mounts

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Oblong box with gilded bronze mounting, top of hinged cover and four sides decorated with architectural landscapes; inside of cover, a battle scene.

Markings

none

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection