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Box

  • Place of origin:

    Hanau (made)

  • Date:

    1775-90 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    L.F.T. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Mitchell

  • Museum number:

    269-1878

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 65, shelf C, box 9

The influence of Paris extended across Europe. Many boxes previously thought to have been Swiss are now believed to have been made in Germany. Lorenz Seelig has suggested that the maker 'LFT' worked in Hanau, and may be identified as 'Les Frères Toussaint'.

Physical description

Enamelled gold box, with maker's mark 'LFT' and imitation Paris marks for 1773-4

Place of Origin

Hanau (made)

Date

1775-90 (made)

Artist/maker

L.F.T. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold

Marks and inscriptions

'LFT'
Maker's mark, possibly of Les Frères Toussaint, Hanau

marks
imitation Paris marks for 1773-4

marks
Paris marks for 1847 onwards

Dimensions

Height: 2.6 cm, Width: 6.6 cm, Depth: 5.1 cm

Descriptive line

Box, enamelled gold. Germany, Hanau, 1775-90; mark of LFT.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Seelig, L.Golddosen des 18. Jahrhunderts aus dem Besitz der Fürsten Thurn und Taxis. Munich, 2007.

Materials

Enamel; Gold

Categories

Containers; Metalwork; Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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