Travelling canteen consisting of a wooden case with eight separately carved compartments for carrying eating utensils. The canteen contains a pair of silver forks with twisted handles, an ivory pick, a pointed metal file with integral tweezers at one end, two pairs of ivory and silver chopsticks, a silver spoon and two small silver cups. It has a shagreen cover decorated with small white and orange flowers. There are brass caps at both ends and mounts for the carrying cord (missing).
|Type of object:||Canteen|
|Type category:||Receptacle or vessel|
|Date range:||1850 - 1899 CE|
|Current accession number:||14867|
|Former accession number:||W 58|
|Record date:||Mon, 2nd Sep 2002|
|Copyright:||Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|