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Tortoiseshell comb and case made in Port Royal, Jamaica for the London market; mounted in London. The rectangular box is open on one side. On each face, the four corners are fitted with silver mounts that are engraved with stylized flowers. The borders of the tortoiseshell are engraved with an...

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Inscription

One face is engraved with a nut-bearing tree and two pineapples (?) and is inscribed, A CASHV TREE. The reverse is engraved with the arms of Jamaica supported by standing men wearing loincloths, one bearing a bow and arrow and the other a spear. Below is the engraved motto, INDVS VUERQUE SERVIET VNI.

Marks

Unmarked

Provenance

Percival D. Griffiths: How (of Edingburgh), London: Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot, October 13, 1960.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot

English (London) and Jamaican (Port Royal), about 1680

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.); W. 11.8 (4 5/8 in.); D. 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1173a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver and tortoiseshell

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver