About this object

A silver pen case with gilt mounts. The case is octagonal in shape, which tapers to base. It has a domed cap with a gilt lotus petal pattern. There are bands of gilded key pattern designs. Attached is a silk braid sling in faded rainbow colours.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Bhutanese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date made
    1908 before
  • Materials
    Yarn Silk; Silver; Gilt Metal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Claude White
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date collected
    1908 before
  • Measurements
    270 mm x 60 mm
  • Related people
    John Claude White (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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