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Jewelry Box

MOA: University of British Columbia

Ch213 a-l

Yellow earthenware jewelry box (part a) in the form of an escritoire, with two long lower drawers (parts b-c), and 9 smaller ones above (parts d-l). Painted with purple-red scenes of buildings and trees in black framed, rectangular, white reserves on upper and lower sides and drawer fronts. Each drawer opens and has a knob handle.

  • Cultural Context

    functional; decorative

  • History Of Use

    This jewelry box in the shape of a chest of drawers is painted with small landscapes with ruins in the style of baroque romanticism.

  • Specific Techniques


  • Type of Item box
  • Culture Slavic
  • Material paint, glaze, clay
  • Manufacturing Technique moulded, luted, glazed, refired, painted, fired, shaped
  • Measurements height 35.5 cm, width 24.2 cm, depth 11.9 cm (overall)

  • Previous Owner Walter C. Koerner
  • Received from Walter C. Koerner

  • Made in Tata

  • Creation Date between 1750 and 1800
  • Ownership Date before December 2, 1988
  • Acquisition Date on December 2, 1988

  • Item Classes ceramics; earthenware; tin-glaze
  • Condition good
  • Accession Number 1417/0381 a-l