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Box And Cover (England)

This is a Box and cover. It was silversmith Thomas Whitehouse and retailed by Asprey & Son Co.. It is dated 1875–76 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is coromandel-veneered joined wood, lined with silk, gilded and tooled calfskin leather, raised, chased and engraved silver, cut glass, mirrored glass, carved mother-of-pearl (handles), cut and engraved brass (hinges and tools), gilt-metal, forged steel (im. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Danny J. H. Kauffman. It is credited Gift of Danny J. H. Kauffman.

It has the following markings

maker's mark T.W in a rectangular punch for Thomas Whitehouse (this mark registered in 1862), with gothic lower case 'u' for London, 1875-76, the London leopard head, the sterling lion passant, and Queen Victoria's head duty mark on the silver on the case; the hinges and lock plates engraved . The lockplate signed "A? BRAMAH LONDON" The case with ASPREY -166- BOND STREET in a circular arrangement, the leather on the lid document holders stamped in gold leaf with ASPREY & SON, MAKERS, 166 BOND ST. LONDON"

It is inscribed

monogram, and EA in a D shaped cartouche engraved on silver lids

Cite this object as

Box And Cover (England); Silversmith Thomas Whitehouse (British, active 1848-98); coromandel-veneered joined wood, lined with silk, gilded and tooled calfskin leather, raised, chased and engraved silver, cut glass, mirrored glass, carved mother-of-pearl (handles), cut and engraved brass (hinges and tools), gilt-metal, forged steel (im; Gift of Danny J. H. Kauffman; 1984-133-4-a,b

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