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Casket: M.27-1904

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Maker: Unknown




Copper, engraved, champlevé, enamelled, and gilded, with applied repoussé silver plaques, the box interior of wood (modern, date uncertain). Rectangular with a lid of truncated pyramidal form. The sides are overlaid with thin D-shaped plates of silver embossed with figures of angels; the spandrels have embossed vine scrolls in gold. Along the top of the lid there is a strip of silver embossed with palmettes, the rest is covered with champlevé enamel.


History note: Holingworth Magniac, Colworth, Bedfordshire; sold Christie’s, 2, 4-8 and 11-15 July 1892, Catalogue of the renowned collection of works of art chiefly formed by the late Hollingworth Magniac Esq. (known as the Colworth Collection), 5th Day, 7 July, pp. 126-7, lot 496, sold for £168.0.0 to Frank McClean, Tonbridge Wells.

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Frank McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 5.8 cm
Height: 5.7 cm
Width: 11 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


13th Century, Early
Circa 1170 - 1200

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Components of the work

Interior composed of wood
Decoration composed of enamel gold
Plaques composed of copper silver

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.27-1904
Primary reference Number: 139835
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 November 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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