Snuffbox

English (London)
about 1740-1750


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

2.22 x 5.71 cm (7/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

48.1330

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Gold

Cartouche form, bowed sides curve to flat bottom. Moulding on overlapping hinged cover. Panels of formal ornament on sides & bottom; two figures, one with ewer, in raised landscape design on cover. Scene depicts Susanna at the Well.

Markings

Stamped at front on bezel: "PP" below a crown

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; 1948, gift of Mrs. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1948)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field (Mrs. Marshall Field)