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Oval Snuffbox With Circular Portrait Miniature (England), ca. 1775

This is a Oval snuffbox with circular portrait miniature. It was painted by Henry Spicer. It is dated ca. 1775 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is tortoiseshell, chased gold, enamel on copper. 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, ca. 1929
  • black enamel, round and baguette diamonds, yellow gold, platinum, onyx,....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.3

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 2.6 x 8 x 6 cm (1 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed on miniature, lower right: "S / 177[?]"

Cite this object as

Oval Snuffbox With Circular Portrait Miniature (England), ca. 1775; Painted by Henry Spicer (1743 - 1804); tortoiseshell, chased gold, enamel on copper; H x W x D: 2.6 x 8 x 6 cm (1 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.); Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1931-6-86

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