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Box

Object Number: 
1977.40a
Date: 
1775-1825
Medium: 
Ceramic, copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 2.9 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular ceramic box with hinged lid, the rims of the lid and box are trimmed with copper and there is a clasp fastener in the shape of a flower at the center, there is a shield in the center of the lid with fleur-de-lis design around it, set in white rectangle with blue border at the edges, the sides are white and decorated with flowers with a row of fleur-de-lis beneath and a blue border at the bottom edge; the interior of the box is white.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group