Cylindrical gold case; engraved with scrolls and birds filled with translucent enamels; screw top; contains gold toothpick and ear-pick; inscribed.
This object was collected and bequeathed to the British Museum by Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild.
How big is it?
1.3 cm wide, 9.5 cm high, 1.3 cm deep, and it weighs 39.1g
Where is it?
London / The British Museum / Room 2A / Case 6c 10
Detailed Curatorial Notes
Provenance: None is recorded.
Commentary: Possibly after designs by Le Blon.
- 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.
- Read 1902: Read, Charles Hercules, The Waddesdon Bequest. Catalogue of the Works of Art Bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898, London, BMP, 1902
- Dalton 1927: Dalton, Ormonde Maddock, The Waddesdon Bequest : jewels, plate, and other works of art bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild., London, BMP, 1927
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