Snuffbox

German (probably Dresden)
about 1760-1765


Object Place: Europe, Berlin, Germany

Dimensions

5.08 x 9.37 cm (2 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.1333

Medium or Technique

Agate body, gold mounts, enamel decoration on rim.

Out on Loan

On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, August 27, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Boxes

Cartouche shaped. Top carved with cameo representation of Venus, Cupid & dolphin; shaped sides with baroque scrolled cartouches. Gold bezel on box and band on cover chased and set with enamel flowers on striated field; hinged across back & design partly on bezel. The underside of the hinged lid inset with a miniature painting of a woman and winged putto.

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