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Counter box - Circular counter box and counters

Circular counter box and counters

  • Object:

    Counter box

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (likely, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory

  • Museum number:

    1519:5-1902

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This circular ivory counter box is engraved with a small club within a border of circles and dots. It contains four counters engraved on each side with the ace, two, three and four of clubs respectively.

Physical description

Counter-box of engraved ivory, countaining four counters engraved on each side with the ace, two three and four of clubs respecticely. Circular with screw-cover; the top of the box is engraved with a small club pip within a border of circles and dots, filled in with black. The pips in each counter are also black.

Place of Origin

Britain (likely, made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ivory

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.5 cm, Height: 1 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by Mrs G.B Roberts, formerly of 14F Hyde Park Mansions, London in 1902.

Descriptive line

Counter box with four counters, ivory, British, ca. 1850

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Works of Art acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum during the Year 1902 arranged according to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1906. pp.331
Longhurst, Margaret, H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. I London: The Board of Education, 1929, p. 123
Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, cat. no. 193

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Engraved

Subjects depicted

Clubs (suit); Ace

Categories

Games

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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