Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mastery of Design: The Joseph Gold and Mother-of-Pearl Box, 1749-50

Box of Gold with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
The Victoria & Albert Museum

This box—possibly made to hold snuff—is crafted of gold which has been inlaid with mother-of-pearl in a Chinoiserie design.  It was made in France between 1749 and 1750 and was imported to England in 1838.  

The box was a gift to the V&A from Mrs. Samuel S. Joseph.

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