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Pounce box

Pounce box

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1550

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze pounce box is made by an unknown artist in Italy in the middle of the 16th century. It is decorated with an eagle, a gryphon and two trees.

Physical description

Decorated with an eagle, a gryphon and two trees.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


ca. 1550



Materials and Techniques



Height: 5.4 cm, Diameter: 7.62 cm base

Object history note

Bought for £1 4s. in 1863.

Descriptive line

Pounce box, bronze, from an inkstand, Italy, middle of 16th century

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1863. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 51

Subjects depicted

Gryphon; Trees; Eagle


Sculpture Collection

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