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