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Pomander

1650-1700 (made)
Artist/Maker

Pomander in two halves, silver filigree, gilded inside and out.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Pomander
  • Lid
Materials and techniques
Silver-gilt filigree
Brief description
Pomander, silver-gilt filigree, 1650-1700, possibly Chinese work in South East Asia, or Dutch, imitating Chinese work.
Physical description
Pomander in two halves, silver filigree, gilded inside and out.
Dimensions
  • Across centre diameter: 3cm
  • Height: 4cm (Note: Base of pomander to top of knop, approximate. Does not include suspension loop.)
  • Across suspension loop. diameter: 1cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • Western European marks on the suspension loop, on knop and on lip of upper part of pomander. On suspension loop: traces of a rectangular mark, probably a Dutch import mark, a wolf's head. Knop: Dutch mark, a wolf's head, valid from 1814-1953 to indicate foreign silver; French 'weevil' mark stamped twice, valid for period 1835-1864, to indicate imported foreign silver. Rim of pomander: French 'weevil' mark, valid for period 1835-1864, to indicate imported foreign silver. Lower section of pomander unmarked.
  • Dutch mark used from 1814-1953
Object history
Purchased by the Museum in 1864 for £2.16.0.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic reference
Tardy, International Hallmarks on Silver. Paris: the author, 1985.
Collection
Accession number
328&A-1864

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Record createdMay 27, 2005
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