Artist possibly Jamaican, West Indies
Artist possibly English
  • Jewelry Box
Date 1685
Medium tortoise shell, silver, and pigment with modern velvet and textile removeable linings
Dimensions Overall (closed): 8 1/16 × 11 1/16 × 7 11/16 inches (20.5 × 28.1 × 19.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund
Accession Number 48.5
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Inscriptions 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.).