Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Box

Maker:
F.S.C. (or G)
Date:
1750
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Gold, emeralds, diamonds
Dimensions:
2 3/8 × 1 5/8 in. (6 × 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1222
Not on view
Marking: [1] crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, F S C (?), device illegible (maker's mark)
[2] arm (Paris charge mark for small gold and silver, 1744–50)
[3] crowned italic I (Paris warden's mark for gold, 1749–50)
[4] hen's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver work, 1750–56)
[5] ET in rectangle (Paris mark for small gold pieces imported from countries without customs conventions, 1864–93)

Location of marks:
[1]–[3] inside end wall
[4] on insetting rim of box
J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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