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Writing box

REL0071
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Collection Relics
User collections what's in the box? by lucinda
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Hamilton, Emma

Object details:

Object ID REL0071
Description Wiring box in polished ash, with engraved and pierced brass fittings on the lid and around the lock which retains its key. A blue velvet covered compartment inside the lid folds down to become a writing surface. The box has four fitted compartments in the base and on a tray conatined two glass ink pots with silver lids. 'E.H. 1801' is written on an ivory plate on the lid. The box was believed to have belonged to Emma Hamilton, however, although it is not associated with the provenance of the usual fakes, the inscription could still be suspect.
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Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials metal: brass; wood: ash
Measurements Overall: 80 x 265 x 215 mm
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  • Writing box (REL0071)
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