Three coloured gold case in a cylindrical shape with an oval base and sliding lid. Decorated panels have star motifs on an engine-turned ground with borders of applied foliate ornament in two-colour gold. The base engraved with a monogram and a discharge mark inside rim of base.
- Made in: France
- Length: 9.2 centimetres
Inscription Positioninside rim of base
Inscription CommentParis 'lapwing's head' discharge mark for 1783-9
Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no. 437:
The case (or étui) probably served the combined purpose of desk seal and container for rods of sealing wax.
21 April 1994
1983 Slight tarnish MIH 1991 as above PMM 1994 as above CRE
1983 Tarnish was removed using Goddards Hotel Silver Dip by immersion and brushing. Washed in running tap water. Dried with kleenex tissue and hot air from blower. MIH 1991 as above PMM 1994 as above CRE
S J Shrubsole, 43 Museum Street, London WC1. Original invoice for £45 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 19.3.1973, described as 'Antique two-colour gold needle case'.
Prehistory and Europe
- HG.624 (masterlist number)
Case; three-colour gold; cylindrical; oval base; sliding lid; decorated panels: star motifs on engine-turned ground; borders of applied foliate ornament in two-colour gold; base engraved: monogram; discharge mark inside rim of base.
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Object reference number: MCT4150
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