Henry Petzal Silversmith (1906-2002) Covered Box
Handwrought sterling silver and carnelian
La Jolla, California, and Lenox, Massachusetts, 1975
Carnelian knob mounted to a circular overhanging lid on conforming base, decorated with fish and aquatic plants in relief against a hammered textured ground, base marked with artists name, initials, sterling, handwrought, and 1 over 1974 in a circle, approx. total wt. 25 troy oz., ht. 5 1/2, dia. 5 1/2 in.
Literature: Pictured in the monograph commemorating an exhibition of work by Henry Petzal at the Currier Gallery, Manchester, New Hampshire, from June 13 to September 20, 1987, works on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts and private collectors, illustrated on p. 52.