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Box (France)

This is a box. It was made by Julien Quévanne. It is dated 1750–56 and we acquired it in 1965. Its medium is gold, diamonds, rubies. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Handy and Harman. It is credited Gift of Handy and Harman.

  • Cigarette Case, Envelope
  • gold, enamel, cabochon sapphires, mount of 18-karat gold.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.77

Its dimensions are

4.9 x 5.7 x 5.2 cm (1 15/16 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Interior of lid, floor and side each contain three marks: JQ with six-pointed star; open crowned P; bovine head.

Cite this object as

Box (France); Made by Julien Quévanne; gold, diamonds, rubies; 4.9 x 5.7 x 5.2 cm (1 15/16 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/16 in.); Gift of Handy and Harman; 1965-56-1

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