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Scroll case

Scroll case

  • Place of origin:

    Rangoon (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Coombes Co. Ltd. (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, repousse, chased, engraved, silk gros grain ribbon, wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr. and Mrs. Eric Poole

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Scroll case, cylindrical with two silver decorated knobbed and stoppers.
Heavily decorated with repousse, chasing and engraving work. Probably from the same workshop as the three piece tea service (IS 13-15-1997), but it also is not marked with the workshop name or logo.
One side is inscribed with a dedication message:"Presented to Major and Mrs. M.S.D. Day From all employers in Burma of the Anglo-Tin Company Limited, April 1940".
The other side is decorated with tech miraculous Birth of the Buddha from the last Jataka.
The cylinder contains a hand painted scroll, with thanks and good wishes to the Days and a white silk grosgrain ribbon.
Supports crossed and screwed into the top of the stand

Place of Origin

Rangoon (made)


ca. 1940 (made)


Coombes Co. Ltd. (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, repousse, chased, engraved, silk gros grain ribbon, wood

Marks and inscriptions

Sunk into the lowest tier of the stand is a yellow plaque with the manufacturers name: Coombes Co. Ltd., Manufacturing Silversmiths, Rangoon".


Length: 37 cm, Diameter: 6 cm

Object history note

Presented to Major M.S.D. Day by all the employees in Burma of the Anglo-Tin Company Limited , Heinda, Tavoy, Lower on the occasion of his retirement as General Manager in April 1940
IS13-15 1997 and IS 17 1-6 - 1997 were all presented by
Dr. and Mrs. Eric Poole, 239 Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3ES to whom they had been given.


Silver; Silk


Repousse; Chased; Engraved


South & South East Asia Collection

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