James I spice box by Unknown Artist

Shell-shaped, the cover chased as an escallop with a dolphin on the hinge, on four shell supports.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
14 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,025 ( Total: £4,100; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1977
Vendor:
Executors 6th Earl of Rosebery

The underside is engraved with the initials & monogram of the 4th Earl of Rosebery.

Provenance

Baron Meyer de Rothschild; by descent 6th Earl of Rosebery

Venue details

The Bowes Museum Newgate, BARNARD CASTLE County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606 www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £10.50)

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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