Gaming set crafted by Napoleonic Prisoners of War (1803-1815)

The set includes a small wooden box, 50 dominoes and 27 playing cards. The playing cards and dominoes have been hand carved out of animal bones and intricately painted. The box, although now in poor condition, is fairly detailed, with patterns and painted figures down the sides and on the lid. The side panels of Read More…

Lion-headed Pomander

These objects were designed to be worn by ladies in particular in the Victorian, Edwardian and Elizabethan eras as a neck pendant but could also be found on chains worn on a belt or girdle. This particular pomander is designed with a lion’s head on the front and contains material on the inside which would Read More…