Box, Pokerwork ; Unknown manufacturer; 1900-1910; WY.1991.137

Name/Title

Box, Pokerwork

About this object

This light coloured wooden box has a pokerwork finish and hand drawn violin and music book design on lid.

Pokerwork is also known as pyrography or pyrogravure, and is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks. The term comes from 'writing with fire', from the Greek 'pur' meaning fire, and 'graphos' meaning writing. With the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker this was a popular method of decorating homemade and manufactured objects.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1900-1910

Period

1900s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, wood
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass

Inscription and Marks

On base in ink: 'WY 91 137'

Measurements

h 60 mm x w 300 mm x d 100 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

containers

Object number

WY.1991.137

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