- Museum number
Beech wood box with the lid decorated with the arms of the Ironmonger's Company, with the initials 'CR.' on either side.
- Production date
- 1558-1603 (?)
Diameter: 15.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This box contains eight trenchers, each catalogued separately (part nos. b-i).
For the transcriptions of the two biblical inscriptions on each roundel see Franks 1888, pp. 206-8. One of 16 sets of trenchers described in this article of which six are now in BM, see 1888.1110.43, 1888,1110.45, 1888,1110.44, 1896,0807.8,1888,1110.46-52, as well as others not in the article, 1921,0216.34,35, and 1895,0603.159 and 1893,1106.166. See also Proceedings of Ants III, 1846,pp.333-9.
Way, Albert, Illustrations of domestic customs during the Middle Ages" Archaeological Journal, 3,1846, pp. 333-9
Archaeologia 34,1851, pp. 225-30
Evans, John, Proceedings of Society of Antiquaries 10, 2nd series, 1885, pp. 207-16
Church, AH, Some Minor Arts as Practised in England, 1894
Proceedings of Society of Antiquaries, 2nd series, 28, 1915-6, pp. 78-85
Catalogue of the Drane Collection Sotheby's 30 June 1916
Burlington Magazine 31, 1917, pp. 234-40
Gentleman's Magazine 1827, pp. 501-4 and letter on p. 592
Evans-Thomas, O., Domestic Utensils of Wood 1932, pp. 63-7
Pinto, E.H., Treen and other wooden bygones, 1969, pp. 79-81
Elizabeth I, ed. Starkey, ex.cat. Greenwich 2003
There seems to have been something of a craze for these objects from the 1790s and into the mid 19th Century.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number