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What is this?

Egg-shaped form of curving rococo gold cage work over gray agate. Hinged lid with white enameled band showing the phrase, "Eloignez de vous rien n'est agreable" (Separated from you nothing is pleasant).

This is a bonbonniere from United Kingdom. It is dated ca. 1755 and we acquired it in 1994. Gift of the Panwy Foundation, from the collection of Maria Wyman. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

gold, gray agate, enamel decoration

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 4.3 x 3 cm (1 11/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Hinged lid with white enameled band showing the phrase, "Eloignez de vous rien n'est agreable" (Separated from you nothing is pleasant).

The Panwy Foundation, Inc. was the donor and Cynthia Trope was the cataloguer of this object.

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18647959/ |title=Bonbonniere, ca. 1755 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=18 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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