- Museum number
Pomander case; gold; hollow sphere with five pearls, settings for another seven; twisted and cabled; suspension loop at top. Once enamelled. Made in two halves joined by a central tubular rod and a small ring-topped screw at the top.
- Production date
Diameter: 42.48 millimetres
Height: 52.72 millimetres
Weight: 79.65 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Missing 7 out of 12 pearls. Lent to Ecouen exhibition on perfumes in 2009 and enquiry from Marie de Rasse at Sorbonne as to how it opens in July 2009.
- On display (Cml/cp79/sh5)
- Exhibition history
2012 Mar-Jul, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Treasures of the World’s Cultures
2009 20 May-21 Sep, France, Paris, Musée National de la Renaissance, Fabriquer la Beauté
1991 1 May-30 Sep, London, National Maritime Museum, Henry VIII at Greenwich
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number