Case for caddies and sugar box
Marked by Unmarked
Object Place: Europe, London, England
39.4 x 29.3 x 12.7 cm (15 1/2 x 11 9/16 x 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bombe boxes, rectangular (caddies) or square (sugar box) in section. Hinged covers modeled with shells, applied, cast finial in form of salamander. Cast and chased sides depicting elaborate, asymmetrical scaffolding and scrollwork peopled with figures in Chinese costume. Original shagreen box with silver handle and lock plate.
Marks: on base, maker's mark PT below a cup, lion passant (both repeated on cover), date letter m, leopard's head crowned.
1991, sold by Partridge Fine Arts, PLC, London to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 23, 1991)
Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection, by exchange