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Toothpick case: PER.M.351-1923

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Navette-shaped tortoise shell box mounted in gold with a pressed horn plaque of a female head

Tortoise shell mounted in gold; the lid set with a pressed horn (or composition) oval plaque of a female head in a gilt metal mount; the interior of the lid set with a mirror. The pointed oval (navette-shaped) box has straight sides and flat lid with gold rim mounts and a gold recessed hinge near one end.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.9 cm
Length: 9.7 cm
Width: 4.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
1780 CE - 1800 CE

School or Style

English or French

Components of the work

Intaglio composed of hardstone
Box composed of tortoise shell
Mounts And Hinge composed of gold

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.351-1923
Primary reference Number: 150647
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 October 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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