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Cribbage board

Cribbage board

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1768 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brass, pierced and engraved

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr R. E. Brandt, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    M.379-1912

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Cribbage is a card game for two players who record their scores using pegs on a cribbage board. This brass cribbage board was possibly made in Birmingham, which was an established centre for skilled metalwork.

Locksmiths, button and buckle makers in the town were using brass before the end of the period 1600-1700 and brass founding was established there by the 1690s. After 1700 the numbers of brass founders increased rapidly and by the end of the century there were 71 separate brass foundries. Birmingham had become the centre of brass manufacturing in Britain, producing a vast range of domestic utensils for a national and international market.

Physical description

Cribbage board, engraved Mr Christr Elliott at Wisborrow Green, Sussex, 1768

Place of Origin

Birmingham (possibly, made)

Date

1768 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brass, pierced and engraved

Marks and inscriptions

Mr Christr Elliott at Wisborrow Green, Sussex, 1768
Inscription; decoration; engraved; 1768

Dimensions

Height: 1.75 in, Length: 8.75 in, Width: 2.125 in

Descriptive line

Brass cribbage board engraved with Mr Christr Elliott at Wisborrow Green, Sussex, 1768, English, 1768

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Pierced; Engraved

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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