England, c. 1920A fine circular wooden box with domed lid, veneered throughout with shagreen and mounted with silver. The inside lid retaining the J Paul Cooper stamp.
Height 9.50cm (3.74 inches)
Diameter 9.00cm (3.54 inches)
Literature: John Paul Cooper (3 October 1861 – 3 May 1933) was an architect and a leading craftsman in the Arts and Crafts Movement, specialising in metalwork and jewellery. He is particularly noted for the use of materials such as shagreen and ostrich egg in combination with precious metals and gemstones.