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Box (probably Italy)

This is a box. It is dated early–mid-18th century and we acquired it in 1931. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

  • Compact, Panther, ca. 1928
  • black enamel, black onyx, carved emerald, baguette and other diamonds,....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.67
  • Vanity Case, Jardinière
  • gold, carved turquoise, buff-top cabochon rubies, butt-top cabochon emeralds,....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.59
  • Cigarette Case
  • agate, black enamel, carved coral, cabochon emeralds, carved onyx, diamonds,....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.58

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 3.5 x 6.4 cm (1 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Dragon fly mark

Cite this object as

Box (probably Italy); H x diam.: 3.5 x 6.4 cm (1 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.); Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1931-6-4

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