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Bonbonnière (England), ca. 1755

This is a Bonbonnière. It is dated ca. 1755 and we acquired it in 1995. 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.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Seductive Holders for Seductive Sweets.

It is credited Gift of the Panwy Foundation, from the collection of Maria Wyman.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Bulb Pot, ca. 1760
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2017-20-6-a,b

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

Bonbonnière (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.

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