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The sides of the cylindrical box are divided into three openwork panels filled with caryatids against a background of foliage. The removable top is composed of a central oval with the profile bust in low relief of Charles I, facing left, surrounded by a band of pierced foliage and caryatids. The...

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Provenance

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, February 10, 1977, lot 598; purchased from S. J. Shrubsole, New York, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, June 9, 1977.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), about 1640–55

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.); Diameter 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.); Weight 45.5 gm (1 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

1977.497a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver