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Box with shell cover

Silver and scallop shell

Origin: England

Date: c.1600-1625

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)