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Confit box: PER.M.366 & A-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Silver; circular box with pull-off lid, engraved with flowers and a bird.

Silver with engraved decoration; circular with straight sides and flat pull-off lid. The lid is engraved with flowers and a bird. The base is initialled "E.H.". The interior base of the box is lightlyt scratch engraved "Found in taking down the Old Queen Bess which was in Nicholas Street, Bristol, demolished 1860".

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 3.4 cm
Height: 1.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th or early 18th century
1680 - 1710

Note

The box is unmarked

Components of the work

Inscription
Lid

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: EH
  • Location: On the base of the box
  • Method of creation: Scratch engraved
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: Found in taking down the Old Queen Bess which was in Nicholas Street, Bristol, demolished 1860
  • Location: Inside the box on the base
  • Method of creation: Scratched engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Inscription on Box / This box was found in / pulling down the Old Queen / Bess" which was in Nicholas Street, / Bristol, [1861]
  • Location: Loose inside the box
  • Method of creation: Written in ink
  • Type: Paper label
  • Text: FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM / BEQUEATHED BY / SPENCER GEORGE / PERCIVAL / 1923 / PER.M366
  • Location: Loose inside the box
  • Method of creation: Printed and written in ink
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.366 & A-1923
Primary reference Number: 150645
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 February 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Confit box" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/150645 Accessed: 2022-12-10 08:08:57

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