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Acquired with the assistance of the V&A Purchase Grant Fund
Box
Date Made/Found: 1870-1899
Material and Medium: Brass
Dimensions: Overall: 280 × 130mm (11 × 5 1/8in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: L86.82
This is a fruit box made of brass. It was made at the School of Art, Jaipur, India, in the late 1800s. This fruit box, along with several other artefacts, was purchased at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886. With assistance from the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A), Sheffield was able to acquire a number of pieces to illustrate the finest metalworking from beyond Europe. This box was made in India whilst under British rule. It was probably made for the exhibition as an example piece. The fruit box is made of brass. It has been engraved and worked ‘a jour’ (pierced) with figures, leaves, scrolls etc. The lid is surmounted by a figure playing a flute. This object was digitised as part of the Objects in 3D project funded by JISC.
Display Location: In Store
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