Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Memento





18th century ivory oval box with cover

The slightly raised domed cover with urn finial and with gold wire inlaid monogram cartouches E H C, the box of slightly rounded form raised on six short feet, finely and delicately carved all over in openwork with geometric patterned panels, with original silk brocade partly covered cardboard box, with writing in ink to the interior of the cover partly reading " ...The Work that Beresford brought from Jamaica for .. his Daughter, This Box for Eliza Maria, My godchild and name sake"
11½in. (29.3cm.) wide




Now playing:  Cesaria Evora - Negue

2 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

that's incredible! both the work, and the fact that it's in such great condition.

xo

Janet said...

Good lord, that is gorgeous!!!