Snuff-box; black onyx; circular with hinged lid; underside of cameo frame, hinge and rims in gold; cameo: bacchante dancing holding tympanum; gold and enamel frame with representation of vine tendrils, grapes and blue riband; when closed outer rims carry band of stylised flowers in relief; mark on inside of lid; mark with number in shield.
- Diameter: 7.1 centimetres
- Height: 2.8 centimetres
Inscription CommentWithin shield.
Inscription Positioninside rim of lid
Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
The stone is damaged at the top.
Mounted in the lid of a snuff-box, and surrounded by a gold and enamelled border representing vine-tendrils and grapes.
7 February 1994
Reason for treatment
No previous records retrieved. 1994 Slight tarnish CRE
1994 Polished using Goddards long term silver cloth. CRE
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCN13950
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