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Toothpick case: PER.M.351-1923

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

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.

Notes

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

Relative size of this object

9.7 cm1.9 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
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
Hardstone
Tortoiseshell

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: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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