Box with shell cover
Silver and scallop shell
15 cm length; 16.8 cm width; 9 cm height
J. Francis Mallett Bequest, 1947; WA1947.191.169
T. Schroder (2009), no. 194
This is the only silver box of this form known to incorporate a real shell. Claw and ball feet and lion's mask handles occur as early as 1589.
Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)