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What is this?

Rectangular box, white enamel field; hinged lid showing polychrome scene (painted over sepia transfer) of a couple dressed in 18th-century garb in a garden with a ruin in the background; flowers painted on four sides and bottom; white interior.

This is a box from United Kingdom. It is dated ca. 1775 and we acquired it in 1908. Bequest of Katherine Strong Welman.

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Its medium is

copper, brass, enamel

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 2.4 x 4 x 5.2cm (15/16 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/16in.)

It has the following markings

Label on lid interior: "22940/S.MRf.-"

This object has been tagged:

This object was catalogued by Calvin S. Hathaway and bequest of Katherine Strong Welman

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This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Box (England), ca. 1775 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=28 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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