Marked by Unmarked
Object Place: Europe, England (?)
H. 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.); W. 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.); D. 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Coquilla nut (?) with silver mounts
Not On View
The trilobed nut shell is cut at one end and hollowed out. The surface is carved with flowers, a scrolling vine, and a bird in low relief against a dotted ground. The rim is mounted with a plain band of silver. The flat trefoil-shaped cover has a plain rim that fits over the nut and is attached with a chain. The nut is carved and polished. The silver lip is formed from a piece of wire riveted to the rim. The cover is formed of a piece of cut sheet with an applied wire rim.
Carved on back of nut, Ano 92/Ravel
Gift of Brand Inglis in honor of Richard Alexander Inglis, September 13, 1978.
Gift of Brand Inglis in honor of Richard Alexander Inglis