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The standish rests on a flat base of geometric outline with notched edges. At the front is a straight-sided, shield-shaped box with a flat hinged cover. Behind it is a smaller rectangular box of similar construction. Two tall cylindrical quill rests support a D-shaped ridged handle with a...

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Christie, Manson & Woods, London, June 6, 1909, lot 65, purchased by Crichton Brothers, London; Sir John Noble, by descent to Michael Noble, sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, December 13, 1944, lot 78, purchased by the Goldsmiths' & Silversmiths' Co.; purchased from Garrard & Co., London, March 11, 1954, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour for $2252.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1630–31

Object Place

London, England


H. 8.4 (3 5/16 in.); W. 8.9 (3 1/2 in.); D. 11 cm (4 5/16 in.); Weight 188.2 gm (6 oz 1 dwt)

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