Spice box

Hard-paste porcelain, silver | 5.7 x 11.4cm | 1730-35

Unknown Artist

Divided into three compartments, this octagonal box was meant to hold spices, possibly pepper, cloves, and nutmeg. It is decorated with the colors and motifs of Japanese Kakiemon porcelain.

Credit: Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Object: 64.101.169

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