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Tunbridge Ware Card Case, Tumbling Dice and Floral Mosaic c1860

Heading : Tunbridge Ware card case with floral design and tumbling dice c1860
Period : Victoria
Origin : England 
Colour : Multi
 
Composition: Wood

Size :  10.9cm height, 7.4cm width, 1.2cm depth
Condition : Excellent, liner slightly warped
Restoration : None 
Weight: 48 grams 

Tunbridge Ware became synonymous with the spa town Royal Tunbridge Wells in the 19th century as wealthy tourists flocked to take the waters, promenade along The Walks, now known as The Pantiles, and enjoy the local sights.  The intricate tesserae designs became more and more elaborate and manufacturers such as Thomas Barton, Edmund Nye and Henry Hollamby applied them to every manner of usable and attractive objects.

This card case – possibly from the factory of Henry Hollamby – has a typical floral motif on one side and a stunning 'tumbling dice' design on the other using a myriad of exotic wood veneers.

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  • Product Code: 2019111316
  • Availability: Sold
  • £275.00

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