Tunbridge Ware - A Robert Vorley Octagonal Trinket Box - 1992

Heading : Tunbridge Ware - A Robert Vorley Octagonal Trinket Box - 1992
Date : 1992
Period : late 20th century
Origin : Essex, England

Decoration : hinged two-part box, octagonal in section; somewhat abstract floral mosaic pattern to the lid, surrounding and bounded by pairs of continuous and banded key-line stringing; to the sides of the box, a repeating floral Berlin wool-work pattern, enclosed by the same key-line stringing; taupe needle cord lining; made from 16,000 individual tesserae
Size : 5.8 cm high x 10.1 cm in diameter
Condition : As new
Restoration : none
Weight : 160 grams

Notes : this particular box is made from decorative elements consisting of seventeen different woods set in to ebony veneers; signed and dated to the bottom - ROBERT VORLEY 1992.


Mr Robert Vorley is the only current exponent of Tunbridge Ware worthy of the name, and worked with absolutely authentic, period methods of manufacture. Now in to his eighties, the work of this former architectural model-maker will never be surpassed.

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  • Product Code: VOR019
  • Availability: Sold
  • £385.00

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