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Lacquered box

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    c.1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lacquered box, pseudo-Japanese style decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. A. W. Pringle

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 98, shelf B, box 4(A)

Physical description

Box, lacquered in black and gold, designed to hold playing cards and counters. Decorated in pseudo-Japanese style, it contains mother-of-pearl counters of various designs, some engraved with the monogram of William Pringle, great-grandfather of the donor.

Place of Origin

England (made)


c.1810 (made)


Unknown (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Lacquered box, pseudo-Japanese style decoration

Marks and inscriptions

Some counters in the box are engraved with the monogram of William Pringle, great-grandfather of the donor


Height: 6.875 in Box, Width: 12.5 in Box, Depth: 2.5 in Box

Descriptive line

Box for playing cards and counters decorated in pseudo-Japanese style and containing mother-of-pearl counters of various designs. English, c.1810.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.




Lacquered; Monogrammed

Subjects depicted



Lacquerware; Containers; Games


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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