Tunbridge Ware Glovebox with Mosaic Depicting Muckross Abbey c1870
Heading : Tunbridge Ware Glovebox with Mosaic depicting Muckross Abbey
Date : c1870
Period : Victorian
Origin : Tunbridge Wells
Decoration : The rounded, flat-ended lid has an image of Muckross Abbey set with Golden Satinwood, and bounded with banded and continuous keylines; further banded keylines frame a narrow geometric-pattern band; Has an oak-leaf and acorn Berlin Wool-work frieze to all four flat sides within the same banded and continuous keylines. Lined with the original red satin.
Size : 26.5 cm wide - 10.1 cm deep - 9.9 cm high
Condition : Excellent with regard to tile completeness - there are barely half a dozen missing pieces, two or three of which are contiguous; extremely slight bumps and bruises to the edges, entirely commensurate with age; a small, round indentation to one end face and a similarly insignificant ding to the lid.
Restoration : Professionally cleaned and polished
Weight : 484g
Note : Muckross Abbey, in Ireland, may seem a strange subject for a piece of Tunbridge Ware, but its relevance is two-fold; firstly - as you can see - it is almost the archetypal ruin, with its tower, window tracery, vaults and walls;, in addition to this it is the burial place of four of Ireland's most renowned romantic poets (O'Donoghue, O'Rahilly, Ferriter and O'Sullivan) whose works were enjoying a resurgence in popularity at the time this piece was produced.
- Product Code: RP028
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