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box and cover
Media: silver, sterling standard
Size: h(cm) : 8.5 x w(cm) : 13.5 x l(cm) : 16.5
Acquired: 2001; Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund and the Goldsmiths' Company
Accession Number: NMW A 51323
Collection: Sir Charles Jackson Collection
Decorative boxes of this type were made to contain expensive imported sugar or spices. In seventeenth-century Britain, these condiments were commonly used to sweeten or flavour wine.