Box

English ?
1692
Marked by Unmarked


Object Place: Europe, England (?)

Dimensions

H. 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.); W. 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.); D. 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.292

Medium or Technique

Coquilla nut (?) with silver mounts

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

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.

Inscription

Carved on back of nut, Ano 92/Ravel

Provenance

Gift of Brand Inglis in honor of Richard Alexander Inglis, September 13, 1978.

Credit Line

Gift of Brand Inglis in honor of Richard Alexander Inglis