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Roundel box

Roundel box

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1575-1600 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    painted beechwood

  • Museum number:

    6895 to K-1860

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Roundels (eleven). Beechwood, painted on one side in various colours, with devices enclosing mottoes in old English characters. In a circular box, on the lid of which is painted a Tudor rose.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1575-1600 (made)

Materials and Techniques

painted beechwood


Height: 2 in box, Diameter: 6.75 in box, Diameter: 5.55 in roundels

Historical context note

For contextual information, see Victoria Yeoman, ‘Speaking plates: text, performance, and banqueting
trenchers in Early Modern Europe’, in Renaissance Studies Vol. 31 No. 5, pp. 755-779

Descriptive line

set of eleven painted roundels with mottoes in English, in a circular box painted with the Tudor Rose, England, c1600






Woodwork; Eating

Production Type



Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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