- Museum number
Rectangular tortoise-shell box with a hinged lid decorated with engraved silver piqué-posé and piqué-point with a scene of Jupiter with his eagle on a cloud brandishing his sceptre at a group of monkeys standing on an 'island' with trees, plants and a tent in piqué-posé.Surrounding foliage, an insect and the border are in piqué-point. On the base are a bridge, a bird and plants in the Oriental style. The silver hinge riveted on is probably later addition.
- Production date
- 17thC-18thC (?)
Height: 1.75 centimetres
Length: 7.90 centimetres
Width: 5.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Revised text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 500:
Cercopes were turned into monkeys for lying. - (Jennifer Montague).
Correct identification was made after the catalogue had been printed..
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.753 (masterlist number)