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Writing Box

Writing Box

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamel on copper, wood, shagreen, brass, glass, onyx, steel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Myles Burton Kennedy, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.415:1 to 11-1914

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

It is fitted with a glass ink-pot and a glass bottle, both having brass repousse covers, an onyx seal mounted in brass, two steal erasing blades and a steel cutting blade for fitting into a gold holder.

Materials and Techniques

Enamel on copper, wood, shagreen, brass, glass, onyx, steel


Height: 5.1 cm, Length: 7.6 cm, Width: 4.4 cm

Descriptive line

Writing box of wood covered with green shagreen and decorated with three plaques of painted enamel on copper mounted in brass.


Enamel; Copper; Steel; Brass; Glass; Wood; Shagreen; Onyx; Material


Enamelling; Technique


Ceramics Collection

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