Bonbonniere (England), ca. 1755
This is a bonbonniere. It is dated ca. 1755 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is raised and chased gold, carved gray agate, enameling on gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
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).
Cite this object as
Bonbonniere (England), ca. 1755. raised and chased gold, carved gray agate, enameling on gold. Gift of the Panwy Foundation, from the collection of Maria Wyman. 1994-129-3.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.