Box, Pokerwork ; Unknown manufacturer; 1900-1910; WY.1991.137
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.
organic, processed material, vegetal, wood
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass
On base in ink: 'WY 91 137'Measurements
h 60 mm x w 300 mm x d 100 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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