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Counter box

Counter box

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory, engraved

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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

Physical description

Counter box, engraved ivory, containing four counters engraved on each side with the ace, two three and four of clubs respectively. Circular with screw-cover; the top of the box 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

England (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Ivory, engraved


Diameter: 1.0625 in

Object history note

Bequeathed by Mrs G.B. Roberts.

Descriptive line

Counter box, ace, clubs, English, 19th century.

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.332





Subjects depicted

Clubs (suit); Ace




Sculpture Collection

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