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Made by: Penbeton, Samuel

Currently in storage


About this object

The shape of the box is of a coffin with a domed cover. Around the edges of the top, the base and the sides, is an engraved vine scroll of leaves. On the bottom is engraved a monogram. On the front under the thumbpiece is a simulated key hole in the shape of a shield of arms. The interior is gilded.

Category:
SILVERWORK
Object name:
Box
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
ENGLAND: Birmingham
Date made:
1801
Size:
H. 2 3/4 in., W. 1 1/2 in.
overall __ __3.81 CM __6.98 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.218
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK; MONOGRAM __On lid: Lion passant (sterling standard, 1773-1867); King's head (duty mark, George III, 1784-1820); SP (maker Samuel Penbeton); on bottom: anchor (Birmingham Assay office); Date letter d in a shield (1801); SP on a rectangle (maker Samuel Penbeton); on bottom: EO
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973