Tobacco box

French (Paris)
1756–62
Artist Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

18 x 14.8 x 27.9 cm (7 1/16 x 5 13/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

1993.310

Medium or Technique

Marble, silver mounts

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

A silver-mounted Lanquedoc marble tobacco box, with a serpentine hinged and molded top above a conforming base enclosing cylindrical lidded compartments.

Inscription

The top with a monogram "FB"

Markings

Discharge Mark: for small work, 1756-1762: a shell (Dennis, 25). It is on all silver mounts except the key.

Provenance

June 19, 1959, sold by Au Vieux Paris (gallery), Paris, to Elizabeth Parke Firestone (b. 1897- d. 1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (b. 1898 - d. 1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993, gift of the estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection