early 16th century
Object Place: Europe, Siena, Italy
Overall: 14.3 x 23.8 x 14 cm (5 5/8 x 9 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Rectangular, shaped & carved sides. Four paw feet, scrolled apron at front. Bands of heavy stopped fluting and of rosette motives and carved molded rim on body. Two looped wire hinges for domed cover, acanthus pattern on raised section with sliding angular cover for hidden well.
Friedrich W. Lippmann (b. 1838 - d. 1903), Berlin; posthumous Lippmann sale, November 26-27, 1912, Lepke, Berlin, lot 68, sold for M 400. 1954, Eugene L. Garbáty (b. 1880 - d. 1966), East Norwalk, CT [see note 1]; 1954, gift of Garbáty to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)
 Garbáty emigrated from Berlin to New York between 1938 and 1939, bringing much of his art collection with him. It is probable, though not securely documented, that he had acquired this already by 1938.
Gift of Eugene L. Garbáty