Jewelry Box, 1685

  • English
  • Jamaican, West Indies

Tortoise shell, silver, and pigment with modern velvet and textile removeable linings

  • Overall (closed): 8 1/16 × 11 1/16 × 7 11/16 inches (20.5 × 28.1 × 19.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund

48.5

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Slavery
  • Jamaican
  • Pigment
  • Tortoise shell
  • Velvet
  • Cloth
  • Silver
  • Box (container)
  • Jamaica
  • Tortoiseshell
  • Pineapple (fruit)
  • Crocodiles

Inscribed: Jamaica 1685

(Paul Graupe, Paris, France); consigned to (Schaeffer Galleries, New York, New York, USA); 1948-present, purchased by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Page, Addison Franklin. "A Tortoiseshell Box," Bulletin of the DIA 28, no. 3 (1948): pp. 58-59, p. 58 (ill.).

possibly Jamaican, West Indies; possibly English, Jewelry Box, 1685, tortoise shell, silver, and pigment with modern velvet and textile removeable linings. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund, 48.5.