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Box: M.51-1983

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Silver and silver filigree set with painted enamel plaques.

Silver and silver filigree set with painted enamel plaques. Trunk-shaped, standing on four filigree bun feet. The base is silver. Each side is constructed of floral silver filigree surrounded by borders of wavy silver wire. The front closes by means of a catch on a filigree rosette. The top, back and front are each set with one oval and four heart-shaped enamel plaques (one heart-shaped missing from back), and the two ends with an oval plaque. Each plaque is painted with a putto in a landscape, except for the oval one on the top which is painted with two putti in a landscape. The oval plaques and one of the heart-shaped plaques on the top, bear remnants of French mottoes written in black.


History note: Purchased by the donor from Stockbridge Antiques, High Street, Stockbridge, Hants

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Depth: 7.5 cm
Depth: 3⅞ in
Height: 6.7 cm
Height: 2⅝ in
Width: 12.1 cm
Width: 4¾ in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983-07-25) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


17th Century, Late
1675 CE - 1700 CE


No maker's mark or marks indicating place of manufacture

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Components of the work

Plaques composed of painted enamel

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.51-1983
Primary reference Number: 140604
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 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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