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Pounce box - Pounce box in the form of a Frog with a Shell

Pounce box in the form of a Frog with a Shell

  • Object:

    Pounce box

  • Place of origin:

    England (Probably , made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh

  • Museum number:

    M.103-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze pounce box in the form of half of a shell which is being rolled by a frog.
A pounce box was a writing accessory. It had a perforated top for sprinkling sand or pounce - a powdered gum - that fixed the ink to paper

Physical description

Pounce box in the form of half of a shell which is being rolled by a frog.

Place of Origin

England (Probably , made)

Date

ca. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Width: 8 cm, Depth: 9 cm, Height: 4.5 cm

Object history note

Given by Dr. W. L. Hildburgh, F. S. A., 1953.

Descriptive line

Pounce box in the form of a Frog with a Shell, Bronze, probably English, ca. 1750

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Shell; Frog (amphibian)

Categories

Sculpture; Personal accessories

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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