- Museum number
Gold note-book/aide-mémoire with decoration on both sides in carved mother-of-pearl and red, blue, white and green enamel. At each corner is a grotesque head in mother-of-pearl, in the centre is Cupid as Vulcan on one side and Cupid as Neptune riding a dolphin on the other, framed by enamel scrolls with four carved mother-of-pearl shell-shaped ornaments on a background of enamel trellis-work. Clasped with a pencil in gold and mother-of-pearl. The interior of the covers is inlaid with mother-of-pearl and has three ivory leaves hinged to the spine.
- Production date
- 19thC(late) (?)
Height: 8.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 421:
The fashion for these notebooks continued throughout the nineteenth century and in the absence of marks, the precise dating of this example remains uncertain.
- On display (G47/dc8)
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from Sotheby's, 10.12.1962, Lot 148, as 'German, mid-18th century'
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.767 (masterlist number)