Silver-gilt box, embossed and chased in rococo-style. In the hinged lid is an oval ivory: a putto riding a dolphin. The body is set with an ivory sleeve, carved with sea-nymphs, tritons, a centaur embrassed by a winged siren and sea-creatures.


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  • Associated place

    Southern Germany (place of creation)
    Augsburg (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1660 - 1670 ivory; 1759 - 1761 mounts
    1759 - 1761
  • Material and technique

    elephant-ivory, silver-gilt; carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.9 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Marc Rosenberg, Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen (Frankfurt, 1922-28)

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