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Casket: M.23-1935

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)




Rectangular pierced brass lid, on a material which is now a black colour. The sides are base are engraved with a formal foliage, with applied silver corner pieces and quartrefoils. Pierced bun feet and a swing handle. False key hole on front, real key hole on lid covered by a slide. Complicated lock under lid.

Legal notes

Charles Holden-White Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 4 cm
Length: 6.1 cm
Width: 4.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935) by Holden-White, Charles

Components of the work

Lid composed of gilt brass
Corner Pieces composed of silver

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Pierced work

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.23-1935
Primary reference Number: 139833
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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