- Museum number
Cylindrical gold case; engraved with scrolls and birds filled with translucent enamels; screw top; contains gold toothpick and ear-pick; inscribed.
- Production date
- 1600 (circa)
Diameter: 1.30 centimetres (case)
Length: 9.50 centimetres (case)
Length: 6.20 centimetres (ear pick)
Length: 6.30 centimetres (tooth pick)
Weight: 1.80 grammes (ear pick)
Weight: 1.65 grammes (tooth pick)
Weight: 39.05 grammes (total)
- Curator's comments
- Provenance: None is recorded.
Commentary: Possibly after designs by Le Blon.
Bibliography: Charles Hercules Read, 'The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898', London, 1902, no. 194; O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.194.
- On display (G2a/dc6)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This collection is known as the Waddesdon Bequest under the terms of Baron Ferdinand Rothschild’s will.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number