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  • 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:


  • 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)


1775-90 (made)


L.F.T. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold

Marks and inscriptions

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

imitation Paris marks for 1773-4

Paris marks for 1847 onwards


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.


Enamel; Gold


Containers; Metalwork; Jewellery


Metalwork Collection

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