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Title:

Box containing twelve trenchers

Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, production, England

Category:

woodwork

Name:

box of roundells

Date:

circa 1600

School/Style:

Renaissance

Period(s):

late 16th Century; Elizabeth I

Description:

Circular box of wood, containing twelve trenchers. The outside of the lid bears remnants of painted decoration in black, red and white, of the Royal Arms, almost entire effaced and the motto 'Diev et Mon/Droyt'.
Inside are twelve roundels, each decorated on one side in black, red, off-white, brownish-green and gold leaf. Each is inscribed with a posy and biblical inscriptions, with fruit flowers, and an outer border, the same on each. Some have strapwork

Technique:

painting

Material(s):

wood; whole
paint; decoration
gold; decoration

Dimension(s):

height, box, 3.2, cm
diameter, box, 16.6, cm
diameter, roundels, 13.2, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1920; Greg, T. T., Mrs

Provenance:

unknown before Mrs T.T. Greg

Acquisition Credit:

Given by Mrs T.T. Greg

Exhibition(s):

Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. 2015-03-24 - 2015-09-06
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Catalogue number: 212

Documentation:

Avery, Victoria. Calaresu, Melissa. Laven, Mary. 2015. Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.London: Philip Wilson Publishers
Publ. p. 208, Fig. 229 and p. 271, Cat. 212

Watson, C. Knight. 1862. James More Molyneux, Esq., F.S.A., of Loseley Park exhibited a set of fruit trenchers in their original box, on which C. Knight Watson, Esq., Secretary, furnished the following remarks:.London:
Source Title: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries II 2nd series (1862)
p. 89-93
Cf. Watson describes a comparable set of roundels, and mentions others

Parts(s):

M.4.12-1920; roundel
M.4.11-1920; roundel
M.4.10-1920; roundel
M.4.9-1920; roundel
M.4.8-1920; roundel
M.4.7-1920; roundel
M.4.6-1920; roundel
M.4.5-1920; roundel
M.4.4-1920; roundel
M.4.3-1920; roundel
M.4.2-1920; roundel
M.4.13 & A-1920
M.4.1-1920; roundel

Accession:

Object Number: M.4.1-13 & A-1920
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 77277; input: 2004-03-11; modified: 2017-03-08)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/77277





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