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Knife box

Knife box

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770-1783 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Shagreen and silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Claude D. Rotch

  • Museum number:

    W.24:1-1959

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Knife box with shagreen and silver mounts, engraved with the Bourne coat of arms. Wood carcase, the exterior covered in black shagreen, the interior with crimson velvet and silver braid. Silver lifting handles are at each side with pierced back plates, silver escutcheon on lid, and silver lock plate. The three claw and ball feet are also in silver. The mounts bear the lion passant mark and unrecorded maker's mark of I.W.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1770-1783 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Shagreen and silver

Dimensions

Height: 36.8 cm, Width: 22.2 cm

Descriptive line

Knife box with shagreen and silver mounts, engraved with the Bourne coat of arms. English, ca. 1770.

Materials

Wood; Shagreen; Silver

Categories

Containers

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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