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Box

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bloodstone with gold mounts

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Douglas Eyre Esq. in memory of his father and mother, Henry Richard and Isabella Catherine Eyre, late of Shaw house, near Newbury, Berks.

  • Museum number:

    M.43-1922

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 59, shelf A, box 8

Physical description

Bloodstone box with gold mounts

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1720 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bloodstone with gold mounts

Dimensions

Height: 2.3 cm, Width: 5.6 cm, Depth: 6.5 cm

Object history note

The gift of Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745), 1st Earl of Orford, to Mr Andrews of Shaw House

Descriptive line

Bloodstone, mounted in chased gold, England, London, about 1720

Materials

Bloodstone; Gold

Categories

Containers; Metalwork; Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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