Johann Christian Sick (German, 1766–1824). Box, ca. 1800. German, Stuttgart. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Gift of Dr. Mortimer D. Sackler, Theresa Sackler and Family; Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts and The Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation Inc. Gifts; Rogers Fund; and Cynthia and Steven Brill, Werwaiss Family Charitable Trust, and Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation Gifts, 2005 (2005.259.3a, b)
Free shipping and returns on Jonathan Adler 'Animalia - Giraffe' Trinket Box at Nordstrom.com. Hand-drawn animal illustrations are recreated against a gleaming golden background on a high-fired porcelain box, the perfect storage spot for rings, earrings and assorted trinkets.
Spice box W. R., London ca. 1602 - silver. The intricate ornament on this scallop-shaped box reflects the late Elizabethan taste for Antwerp Mannerism; indeed, many specialized workers active in London’s goldsmiths’ trade came from the Spanish Netherlands. Although shell-shaped boxes such as this one are sometimes referred to as spice boxes, according to early seventeenth-century inventories, they were used for serving sugar, an expensive delicacy.