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Box

Silver-gilt

Origin: London

Date: 1716-1717

16.2 cm length; 11 cm width; 401 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, Britannia standard, 1716-17, maker's mark of Edward Holaday

Provenance: Anon. (A. Constable), sale, Christie's, 24 April 1917, lot 117, to Crichton

Bequeathed by W.F. Farrer, 1946; WA1946.138

T. Schroder (2009), no. 198

The gilding is later and possibly contemporary with the engraved initials in the centre of the cover, which were probably engraved later in the eighteenth century. The box has possibly been altered from its original shape.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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