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Snuffbox (Germany)

This is a snuffbox. It was attributed to Pierre Fromery and decorated by Christian Friedrich Herold and made by Fromery Workshops. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is enamelled copper, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

  • Mount
  • cast and gilt bronze.
  • Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan.
  • 1907-3-13
  • Snuff Box (possibly Germany)
  • inlaid gold and mother-of-pearl, chased gilt-metal, enamel.
  • Gift of the Panwy Foundation, from the collection of Maria Wyman.
  • 1994-129-5

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

This object has not been digitized yet.
  • Sidewall, Athena, 1968
  • screen printed on paper.
  • Gift of The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • 1998-75-176
  • Box (France)
  • tin-glazed earthenware, metal (mount).
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2006-27-10

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 3 x 7.7 x 5.4 cm (1 3/16 x 3 1/16 x 2 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Snuffbox (Germany); Attributed to Pierre Fromery (French, 1655–1738); enamelled copper, silver; H x W x D: 3 x 7.7 x 5.4 cm (1 3/16 x 3 1/16 x 2 1/8 in.); Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1931-6-81

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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