Material and Medium: brass, silver
Dimensions: Overall: 105 × 105mm (4 1/8 × 4 1/8in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: L22.214.171.1249
This is a vase made in Persia (modern day Iran) and donated to the Museum in 1881 as part of the Bragge collection.
This vase is made of brass. It has a hinged lid which has been chased/engraved and inlaid with silver. The lid has been restored using a casting from a similar object.
This jar is one of several objects collected by William Bragge (1823 – 1884), a civil engineer, antiquarian, and author. As an engineer he worked on many projects overseas and used this as an opportunity to collect many interesting objects. He had a particular interest in collecting writing about tobacco and antiques. Between 1858 and 1872 he worked in Sheffield as a director of steel manufacturer John Brown & Company. In 1870, he became Master Cutler of Sheffield.