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Box

Box

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Heckel, Augustin, born 1690 - died 1770 (engraver)
    Conca, Sebastiano, born 1680 - died 1764 (after, painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chased gold with a miniature

  • Museum number:

    61-1871

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, room 91 mezzanine, case 59, shelf A, box 5

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Physical description

Gold box, chased by Augustin Heckel (about 1690-1770); on the lid with a scene of Bacchus and Ariadne, after Sebastiano Conca; on the base with the arms of Carmichael, for John, Viscount of Inglisberry and Nemphlar, with a miniature painting of Diana and Callisto inside, England, ca.1730

Place of Origin

England, Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1730 (made)

Artist/maker

Heckel, Augustin, born 1690 - died 1770 (engraver)
Conca, Sebastiano, born 1680 - died 1764 (after, painter)

Materials and Techniques

Chased gold with a miniature

Marks and inscriptions

coat of arms

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm, Width: 9.1 cm, Depth: 7 cm

Descriptive line

Gold box, chased by Augustin Heckel on the lid with a scene of Bacchus and Ariadne, after Sebastiano Conca, the base with the arms of Carmichael, for John, Viscount of Inglisberry and Nemphlar, with a miniature painting of Diana and Callisto inside, England, ca.1730

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

Snodin, Michael. Some Designs for English Gold and Silver. V&A Album. 1985, vol. 4. pp. 147-154.
See pp. 147-8 and figs 3 and 4.

Materials

Gold

Subjects depicted

Bacchus; Diana; Escutcheons (coats of arms); Ariadne; Callisto

Categories

Containers; Metalwork; Jewellery

Collection code

MET

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