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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, carved gray agate, enamel decoration on gold

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).

This object was donated by The Panwy Foundation, Inc. and catalogued by Cynthia Trope

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=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 September 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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