Pounce box, bronze, in the form of a frog rolling half a shell, Italian, 17th century
Pounce box in the form of half of a shell which is being rolled by a frog.
This is a bronze pounce box in the form of half of a shell which is being rolled by a frog. A pounce box was a writing accessory. It had a perforated top for sprinkling sand or pounce - a powdered gum - that fixed the ink to paper
Given by Dr. W. L. Hildburgh, F. S. A., 1953.
Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh
Location: In Storage