Toothpick box

LL 2305

About this object

This box is believed to have been used to contain toothpicks. It is made from ivory and has an inlaid blue jasper plaque on the lid. The blue jasper plaque has white jasper decoration called sprigging and it depicts two winged putti. The plaque is edged in gold.
The lid is unusual in that it is hinged at one side.
  • Date
    1790 about
  • Maker
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Jasperware; Gold; Ivory
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 03, Case 9003
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    14 mm x 78 mm x 13 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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