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Oval box, silver, parcel-gilt. Embossed and chased on the hinged lid in high relief with a battle scene. On the base with Perseus and Andromeda. On the sides with trophies of arms, putti and a scrolling cartouche with a letter, perhaps 'D'. The inside of the lid is engraved with a woman in a landscape playing the flute.
Datec. 1640 - 1650
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Dimensionsmax 6.8 cm (width)
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Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)