VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF ASIAN MASTERPIECES

Add to Favorites

Add to Favorites
Your web browser does not support
Add to Favorites.

Please add the site using your bookmark menu.
The function is available only on Internet Explorer
search a masterpiece

Sirih box
0811493
Download print email facebook twitter me2day

Why this is a
Masterpiece

The tortoiseshell sirih box with silver fittings is in the shape of a book cover, an impression reinforced by the presence of seven plain horizontal bands of silver on its ‘spine’. The interior shows traces of loose dividers, intended to hold the storage containers. The undecorated corner mounts take the shape of fanning C-scrolls. The lid is adorned with a Louis XVI style silver ornament consisting of a wreath of twined leaves suspended in the middle by a bow. The handles are decorated in a similar style. The openwork lock-plate is in the shape of a double-headed eagle. The box stands on ball feet and is otherwise decorated with smooth studs. The assemblage is completed by a key attached to a long chain.

History of the Object

Sorry.
There is no contents.

Map Of Museums

See the Google map
Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Tortoiseshell; silver 
Measurements
height 7 cm ; length 18 cm ; width 12 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Indonesia; Batavia 
Geography
Indonesia 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century; 1775-1800 circa 
Function
decorative 
Acquisition
Purchased in 1998 from Mr. J.H.J. Leeuwrik, Bussum 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
Lit.: S.M. Voskuil-Groenewegen, J.H.J. Leeuwrik en T.M. Eliëns, Zilver uit de tijd van de Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, Zwolle/Den Haag 1998, p. 143, cat.no. 64 
Owner
Haags Gemeentemuseum 
Museum
Gemeentemuseum 
Credit line
 

Other
Masterpieces

SEE ALL MASTERPIECES
OF THIS MUSEUM

Show original language

This is your
favorite
Masterpiece ?

Add  your reaction  now !

BACK TO LIST

Thank you

Thank you for your reaction!
Your reaction has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기

E-mail to a Friend now!

E-mail to a Friend now!

Thank you

Mail has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기