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Casket: M.24-1935

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)




Rectangular iron box, covered on lid and sides with leather, over which is pierced decoration of gilt bronze. On the lid is a flaming heart, with scroll work on the sides, and the base is brass gilt. Engraved with formal foliage. False lock on front, real lock on lid. Complicated lock under lid. Small bun feet.

Legal notes

Charles Holden-White, Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.1 cm
Length: 3.8 cm
Width: 2.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Box composed of iron
Covering composed of leather

Materials used in production

Gilt bronze
Brass (alloy)

Techniques used in production

Pierced work

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.24-1935
Primary reference Number: 139834
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 1 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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