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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Elizabeth Copeland, American, 1866–1957

Box

1907–16

Sterling silver with colored enamels

3 7/16 × 6 1/2 × 5 9/16 in. (8.8 × 16.5 × 14.2 cm)
Mrs. Paul Moore Fund
1979.79
Elizabeth Copeland was a leading figure of the Arts and Crafts movement in Boston. With irregular cloisons—wires that separate areas of enamel—and a rich color palette, this box evokes medieval metalwork, although the stylized bird and flowers are more whimsical.
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Bibliography: 

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 112, ill.

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