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Bonbonnière with Pastoral Scenes
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Bonbonnière with Pastoral Scenes


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This cylindrical bonbonnière is composed of a convex cover hinged to a container with concave sides and a convex bottom. On the lid a shepherd embraces a seated shepherdess in a wooded landscape. The reverse of the container shows the shepherd leaning against a tree as he addresses a girl who is seated at the foot of a ruined wall. Around the rim are carved musical and pastoral trophies alternating with sheep and sleeping dogs. There is a circular paper label inscribed in ink: 14467.9399; and a rectangular label: 171.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Number] On a circular paper label inscribed in ink: 14467.9399; [Number] On a rectangular label: 171
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
1750-1770
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.410
Measurements
W: 1 5/8 × D: 2 13/16 in. (4.1 × 7.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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