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Cane handle: C.30-1972

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Maker: Unknown




Porcelain cane handle. Painted with panels of a landscape and figures, each in single colour. Puce on the two sides, grey on top, and a different grey at the base on thr side of the scroll.

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.3 cm
Width: 5 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Frankenthal ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1972-10-09) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1760

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Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.30-1972
Primary reference Number: 140204
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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