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Cigarette box: M.2-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Mappin & Webb Ltd. (Silversmiths)

Description

Silver with green and black enamel; rectangular

Silver with green and black enamel, the lower interior lined with wood. Rectangular. The sides are engine-turned with a fine mesh pattern, and at each corner have a mount in the shape of a 'malachite' enamelled column, the bases of which serve as feet. The lid is decorated with a similar mesh pattern and has a stepped edge and rectangular 'malachite' thumbpiece at the centre front. The inside of the lid is inscribed 'G.H.T. / 23.9.1936'. The wooden interior is divided by two wooden walls. The base of the box is covered in black leather.

Notes

History note: Purchased for the donor's 21st birthday present by his mother, at the exhibition 'British Art in Industry' at the Royal Academy, 1935

Legal notes

Given by George Tee

Measurements and weight

Depth: 9.6 cm
Depth: 3¾ in
Width: 18.5 cm
Width: 7½ in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1991-04-29) by Tee, George

Dating

Second quarter of 20th century
George V
1934 - 1935

School or Style

Art Deco

Components of the work

Lining composed of wood Decoration composed of enamel Box composed of silver Base composed of leather To Top Of Lid Height 6 cm Height 2⅜ in
Gross Weight 663 g Weight 21:6 oz:dwt
Inscription

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G.H.T. / 23.9.1936
  • Location: Inside lid
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: M & W
  • Location: On the rim of the base and inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the rim of the base and inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: leopard's head

  • Location: On the rim of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: t
  • Location: On the rim of the base and inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: Jubilee mark of George V

  • Location: On the rim of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1991
Primary reference Number: 119277
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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