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Curfew

Material: Brass Dimensions: Height: 39.5cm / 15 ½in, Width: 60.7cm / 23 ⅞in, Depth: 30.5cm / 12in Place of Origin: Holland Date: About 1685 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Museum number 94-1891 Explanation: Brass...

The Dudley Box

Material: Iron damascened with gold and silver Dimensions: Height: 3.9cm / 1 ½in, Width: 9.4cm / 3 ¾in, Depth: 5.8cm / 2 ¼in Place of Origin: England Date: Dated 1579 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Victoria and Albert Museum,...

Perfume Burner

Material: Electroformed copper, gold, enamel Dimensions: Height: 24.3cm / 9 ⅝in, Bowl diameter: 16cm / 6 ¼in Place of Origin: Birmingham, England Date: About 1873 Maker or Retailer: Designed by A. A. Willms and made by Elkington & Company...

Damascened Candlestick

Material: Copper alloy, damascened with silver Dimensions: Height: 19.6cm / 7 ¾in Place of Origin: Venice, Italy Date: Circa 1550 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Museum number 553-1865 Explanation: This copper alloy candlestick consists...

Miracle Cup

Material: Copper gilt with copper-sulphate patina, iron pyrites Dimensions: Height: 7cm / 2 ¾in, Diameter: 7.6cm / 3in Place of Origin: Herrengrund, Hungary (now Spania Dolina, Slovakia) Date: About 1700 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Victoria and Albert Museum,...

Dated Nutcracker

Material: Brass Dimensions: Length: 10.7cm / 4 ¼in Place of Origin: England Date: Dated 1700 Maker or Retailer: W. Copham Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This small brass nutcracker was intended to be carried...

Serpentine Fender

Material: Brass with iron bolts Dimensions: Width: 91.5cm / 36in, Height: 10.8cm / 4 ⅝in, Depth: 14.6cm / 5 ¾i Place of Origin: England Date: Mid-18th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This small serpentine fender...

Named Nutcracker

Material: Brass Dimensions: Length: 11cm / 4 ¼in Place of Origin: England Date: Early 18th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This dainty little brass nutcracker was intended to be carried in the pocket.  It is...

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