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Writing Casket with Frog Feet: M.23-1979

Object information


Writing Casket with Frog Feet




Bronze, cast


History note: Copper & Adams; purchased 17 June 1946 (invoice: £300) by Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958)

Legal notes

Given anonymously, from the collection of the late Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, D.S.O., M.C., in his memory

Measurements and weight

Height: 12 cm
Length: 26.2 cm
Width: 16.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1979) by Anonymous


19th century
Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE


Considered to be by Caradosso when purchased in 1946

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.23-1979
Primary reference Number: 13996
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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