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

This is a Oval snuffbox with circular portrait miniature. 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; 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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