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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 Week series in a post titled Seductive Holders for Seductive Sweets.

This object was donated by The Panwy Foundation, Inc.. 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; Previously owned by Maria Wyman ; 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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