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Jewel box

French (Paris)
Marked by Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot (French, 1763–1849)

Object Place: Europe, Paris, France


Overall (maximum): 20.6 x 25.7 x 18.4 cm (8 1/8 x 10 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Not On View





Rectangular box with hinged lid. Sides decorated with acanthus rinceau and rope mouldings and bands of foliage. Draped figures bearing garlands, cast and applied urns and lyres, and other forms attached with bolts to top and sides. Cast feet in form of birds with spread wings sitting on nests. Cover surmounted by kneeling winged cherub reaching for fruit (regilt or possibly replaced). After a design by Auguste Garneray.


Large work guarantee mark for 1819-1838 (head of woman) on proper left base molding, front panel (above left arm of lyre), and on left side of cherub plinth.

Assay mark (.950) for 1819-38, a man's head in profile, on front panel above right arm of lyre.

Maker's mark for Charles-Nicolas Odiot, "O" above antique oil lamp (Arminjon #072787) struck on underside of base plate.

"ODIOT" also struck on underside of base plate


1869, Odiot, Paris; May, 1869, sold by Odiot to Sophia J. Snow (d. about 1873) and Salome H. Snow, Boston; 1876, gift of Salome H. Snow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 1, 1876)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Salome H. Snow