Turned Lignum Vitae Puzzle Box
Turned Lignum Vitae Puzzle Box
Turned Lignum Vitae Puzzle Box

Turned Lignum Vitae Puzzle Box

1800 to 1900 England

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A Finely Turned Lignum Vitae Puzzle Box Containing Sixteen Ivory Squares each marked 1 – 16
Early 19th Century

SIZE: 4cm high, 10cm dia. – 1½ ins high, 4 ins dia.
SEE: Finch and Co catalogue no. 20, item no. 56, for an English Ivory educational throwing ball

Puzzles became popular in England during the 18th century as a supplement to formal teaching. This finely turned box containing sixteen numbered ivory squares was probably an instructive puzzle aid to teaching the numerals. It made learning fun. A contrivance to teach children to count and add whilst they thought they were only playing.
Medium
Lignum Vitae, Ivory
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