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Box

Box

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (made)

  • Date:

    1849-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Yapp and Woodward (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver and platinum

  • Credit Line:

    Lent by Messrs. Johnson Matthey & Company, Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:JOHNSON MATTHEY.1

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, room 91 mezzanine, case 67, shelf C, box 7

Physical description

Silver box with a platinum lid decorated with a scene representing Lucius Junius Brutus condemning his two sons to death, made from the first platinum ingot produced by Percival Norton Johnson in 1850, base with silver Birmingham hallmarks for 1849-50, maker's mark of Yapp & Woodward.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (made)

Date

1849-1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Yapp and Woodward (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Silver and platinum

Marks and inscriptions

Y&W cameo mark in rectangular punch
Sovereign's head; date letter A
lion passant and anchor on its side

Dimensions

Length: 8 cm, Height: 2.1 cm, Width: 5.5 cm, Weight: 185 g

Object history note

Historical significance: The lid of the box was made from the first large platinum ingot produced by Percival Norton Johnson in 1850

Descriptive line

Silver box with a platinum lid decorated with a scene representing Lucius Junius Brutus condemning his two sons to death, made from the first platinum ingot produced by Percival Norton Johnson in 1850, base with Birmingham hallmarks for 1849-50, maker's mark of Yapp & Woodward

Materials

Silver; Platinum

Subjects depicted

Brutus, Lucius Junius

Categories

Containers; Metalwork; Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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