Sugar Box

English (London)
1661–62
Marked by Arthur Manwaring (free 1642 or 1643, died about 1669)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.); W. 19 cm (7 1/2 in.); D. 16 cm (6 5/16 in.); Weight 584 gm (18 oz 15 dwt)

Accession Number

33.66

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The oval box tests on four flattened bun-shaped feet. It has a flat base, straight sides, and a slightly domed hinged cover with a broad rim. The cover is secured by means of a hinged tab that is pierced to fit over a broad rim. The cover is secured by a means of a hinged tab that is pierced to fit over a post on the side of the box.

Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on cover, the crest of Harward, Surrey, Webb, Wilde, or Wylde

Markings

On base of interior, repeated on inside edge of cover (partially obliterated), maker's mark AM in monogram (Jackson, 1921, p. 124; rev. ed. 1989, p. 121); leopard's head crownded; lion passant; date letter D

Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour ( 1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)