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Box

Object Number: 
Z.1541.19a-c
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Wood, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 2.9 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Circular wooden box in the shape of a plant pot with inlaid wood of different colors, in a six pointed star design on the lid and in vertical stripes around the side. This style of decoration is known as Tunbridge ware common in England during the mid-19th century. The inside of the box is lined by a glass bowl which has remnants of a magenta powder, possibly tinting pigment.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group