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Box: M.8-1990

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Maker(s)

Angel, George (Silversmith)

Description

Silver, escallop shell-shaped box with hinged cover

Silver; the cast escallop shell-shaped box has a flat cover with concealed hinge, and a cast winkle shell-shaped handle, and stands on two large and one small cast winkle shell-shaped feet. The whole is realistically chased.

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam to commemorate the Chairmanship of Lady Hodgkin, 1985-90. Purchased from E & CT Koopman & Son Ltd

Measurements and weight

Weight: 640 g
Weight: 20 : 11 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1990-06-23) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Late 19th Century
Victoria I
1875 CE - 1876 CE

Components of the work

To Top Of Handle Height 5.3 cm Height 2⅛ in
Handle To Back Width 22.8 cm Width 9 in
Body Cover Feet

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: GA
  • Location: On the underside of the box, and on the top of the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the underside of the box, and on the top of the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: On the underside of the box,
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: u
  • Location: On the underside of the box, and on the top of the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: monarch's head

  • Location: On the underside of the box
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-1990
Primary reference Number: 119274
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 18 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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