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Square Tumbling Dice Tunbridge Ware Rosewood Box c1880

Heading : Square tumbling dice Tunbridge Ware rosewood box c1880
Date : c1880
Period : Victoria
Origin : Royal Tunbridge Wells England

Decoration : Multi wood 'tumbling dice' marquetry to lid
Size :  Height 3.1cm, length 6.4cm, width 6.4cm
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : Professionally polished
Weight : 41 grams

Tunbridge Ware became synonymous with the spa town of 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 example has the added charm of a handwritten inscription on the base:

'F.C.C.Christy from her dear brother Walter January 1882'

 

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20020708
  • Availability: Sold
  • £85.00

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