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Jasper Étui (Needle Case) with Two Putti
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Jasper Étui (Needle Case) with Two Putti


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Description This étui¸ or needle case, is a good example of the taste for small, multicolored hardstone objects in the time of Frederick the Great. It was probably made by Daniel Baudesson, court jeweler, who worked in Berlin. Baudesson, a native of Metz, became Berlin's most famous goldsmith.
Exhibitions
  • Objects of Vertu: Precious Works of the Eighteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1760
Medium
green jasper, shell, gold
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.778
Measurements
H: 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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