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Snuff box: PER.M.353-1923

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Gilt metal box, the lid set with a panel of agate

Gilt metal and agate; of shaped cartouche form with bombé sides and a hinged lid. The gilt metal box is embossed and chased with an all-over pattern of flowers and foliage within scrolling panels. Round the rim of the lid is an applied moulded band, and in the centre is a large shaped plaque of grey agate. The base stands on three applied low feet in the form of flowerheads.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.8 cm
Length: 7.7 cm
Width: 6.4 cm

Relative size of this object

7.7 cm2.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1750

School or Style

English

Components of the work

Box composed of metal Plaque composed of agate Surface Of Box composed of gold

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.353-1923
Primary reference Number: 150640
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 January 2014 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Snuff box" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/150640 Accessed: 2022-05-29 09:24:43

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