Jewelry or trinket chest
- unknown artist
CountryMexico, New Mexico
MediumReverse-painted glass with gold leaf and tin coated iron
Credit LineIn Memory of Ann Casey Ammons from Alianza de las Artes Americanas and Las Malinches
Unknown artist, Jewelry or Trinket Chest, 1775-1825. Reverse-painted glass with gold leaf and tin coated iron; 6⅛ × 7⅝ × 5⅝ in. In Memory of Ann Casey Ammons from Alianza de las Artes Americanas and Las Malinches; 2010.439.
Dimensionsheight: 6 1/8 in, 15.5575 cm; width: 7 5/8 in, 19.3675 cm; depth: 5 5/8 in, 14.2875 cm
DepartmentMayer Center, Latin American Art
CollectionLatin American Art
This object is currently on view
Spain served as one of only two major sources of tin in Europe, and objects made from metal (either copper or iron) coated with tin have been popular among Spanish and Spanish colonial artists for centuries. The tradition continues in Spain, Mexico, and the U.S. Southwest today. This small chest is decorated with reverse glass painting and likely was used to store jewelry or small valuable objects.
--Julie Wilson Frick, 2017
Known ProvenanceGifted 1 April 2010 by Alianza de las Artes Americanas and Las Malinches Group to the Denver Art Museum. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.