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Box
  • Box
    Froment-Meurice, François-Désiré, born 1802 - died 1855
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Box

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Froment-Meurice, François-Désiré, born 1802 - died 1855 (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Onyx, parcel-gilt silver, enamel and rubies

  • Museum number:

    2662-1856

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This box was purchased for £12 from the Paris 1855 Exhibition. François-Désiré Froment-Meurice died on 17 February 1855. His widow and son, Emile Froment-Meurice (1837-1913), oversaw the preparation of his exhibits for the Paris Exhibition which opened on 15 May 1855. The firm was awarded a Medal of Honour.

Physical description

Box in oriental onyx, enamelled gold mounting set with rubies, the cover surmounted by a group of figures in medieval costume, in silver.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Froment-Meurice, François-Désiré, born 1802 - died 1855 (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Onyx, parcel-gilt silver, enamel and rubies

Marks and inscriptions

boar's head
Paris restricted warranty mark for silver from 1838 on rim of body

indistinct sponsor's mark within a lozenge
rim of body

Dimensions

Height: 1.75 in, Length: 2.125 in, Width: 1.625 in

Object history note

Purchased for £12 from the Paris 1855 Exhibition.

Napoleon and Victoria Exhibition RF.2007/800

Historical context note

François-Désiré Froment-Meurice died on 17 February 1855. His widow and son, Emile Froment-Meurice (1837-1913), oversaw the preparation of his exhibits for the Paris Exhibition which opened on 15 May 1855. The firm was awarded a Medal of Honour.

Descriptive line

Box, made by F.-D. Froment-Meurice, Paris, ca. 1855.

Labels and date

BOX
Manufacturer: F.-D. Froment-Meurice (1802-1855)
Paris: about 1855
Onyx, parcel-gilt, silver, enamel, rubies

This box was purchased for £12 from the Paris 1855 Exhibition. François-Désiré Froment-Meurice died on 17 February 1855. His widow and son, Emile Froment-Meurice (1837-1913), oversaw the preparation of his exhibits for the Paris Exhibition which opened on 15 May 1855. The firm was awarded a Medal of Honour. [1987-2006]

Materials

Onyx; Silver; Enamel; Ruby

Techniques

Parcel-gilding

Categories

Metalwork; Containers

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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