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Cane handle

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An image of Cane Handle/Snuff Box. Objets de vertu. Unknown maker, Staffordshire. Baluster-shaped handle for a walking cane set with a hemi-spherical gilt metal snuff box with a hinged lid. On two sides and the lid are painted miniatures within rococo raised gilt borders. The pale blue ground decorated with white diaper-work and geometric patterns of gold and white dots. The rim of the lid and box have gilt metal mounts and thumbpiece. The miniature on the lid depicts a Classical ruin in a pastoral scene; the miniature on the front depicts a man and cow in a rural landscape with a church tower and cottage in the background, and the miniature on the back depicts a spray of flowers on a white ground. Copper, enamelled in polychrome, with gilt metal mounts, height, whole, 5.5 cm, diameter, whole, 4.5 cm, circa 1750-1775.

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Cane Handle/Snuff Box. Objets de vertu. Unknown maker, Staffordshire. Baluster-shaped handle for a walking cane set with a hemi-spherical gilt metal snuff box with a hinged lid. On two sides and the lid are painted miniatures within rococo raised gilt borders. The pale blue ground decorated with white diaper-work and geometric patterns of gold and white dots. The rim of the lid and box have gilt metal mounts and thumbpiece. The miniature on the lid depicts a Classical ruin in a pastoral scene; the miniature on the front depicts a man and cow in a rural landscape with a church tower and cottage in the background, and the miniature on the back depicts a spray of flowers on a white ground. Copper, enamelled in polychrome, with gilt metal mounts, height, whole, 5.5 cm, diameter, whole, 4.5 cm, circa 1750-1775.

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  • Accession Number: M.101-1961
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 768 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 169.51kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1

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18th Century Artist/Maker Artistic Movement Date Department English Fitz_AA Material Medium Nationalities Object Type Other Keywords Predominant Colours Roccoco Rococo Staffordshire Pottery Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd blue box cane cane handle diaper work enamel enamelled gilded gilt gold (colour) handle handled lidded metalwork miniature mount objet de vertu painted pale blue polychrome scenes snuff box tobacco tobacco box vignette

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rgb(122,98,68), rgb(229,232,231), rgb(118,166,194), rgb(145,189,212), rgb(151,152,147), rgb(204,170,100), rgb(212,194,141), rgb(220,194,111), rgb(189,189,187), rgb(90,112,131), rgb(243,230,178)

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