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Tunbridge Ware Marquetry Pin Box c1850

Heading : Tunbridge Ware Marquetry Pin Box 
Date : c1850
Period : Victorian
Origin : Royal Tunbridge Wells, England

Decoration : Traditional Tunbridge Ware floral marquetry panel on lid, with geometrical banding to sides 
Size :  5.8cm x 3.2cm x 1.8cm
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight : 12g

An excellent example of the intricate mosaic floral and symmetrical designs typically used by Tunbridge Ware manufacturies throughout the 19th Century. Many of the items were turned from simple boxwood but the minute tesserae used to create the patterns which adorned these base products used a myriad of wooden veneers, which when polished highlighted their natural colours.

 

 

References:

Tunbridge Ware and Related European Decorative Woodwares – 3rd edition- Brian Austen

The Story of Tunbridge Ware- Friends of Tunbridge Wells, Museum, Library and Art Gallery

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20062610
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