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Box - Rectangular box

Rectangular box

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Dieppe (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 - ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved ivory and brass mounts

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This rectangular ivory box was made in ca. 1800-50 in France by an unknown artist. It is carved as fictive basketwork. Formerly believed to be an English work, the style of carving and type of object suggest that it was made in Dieppe and dates from the first half of the nineteenth century.

Physical description

Ivory box in the form of a basket, the top carved in high relief with fruit and leaves, including plums, apples, grapes and pears. The body of the box is carved as fictive basketwork.

Place of Origin

Dieppe (made)


ca. 1800 - ca. 1850 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Carved ivory and brass mounts


Height: 3 cm, Width: 8.8 cm, Depth: 4.5 cm

Object history note

Given by Jane A.G. [Gertrude] Lady Cory (1870-1946), Belgrave Square, London, in 1920.

Descriptive line

Box, ivory and brass mount, with foliage and fruit on lid, French (Dieppe), ca. 1800-50

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

Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1927-1929, Part II, p. 121
Review [1911-1938], Victoria & Albert Museum. Review of the Principal Acquisitions during the Year, London, 1920, p. 3
Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, cat. no. 280, p. 284


Ivory; Brass

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Fruit; Basket




Sculpture Collection

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