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Snuff box: PER.M.357 & A-1923

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Lambalet, Samuel

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Description

Oval, horn box pressed with a vignette of men drinking in a garden

Horn, carved and pressed. Oval with straight sides. The top of the pull-off lid depicting four men drinking in a garden; a maid carries a large jug to their table on which stands a punch bowl and pipes. The initials 'SL' are pressed beneath the foot of the seated drinker.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.0 cm
Length: 10.0 cm
Width: 8.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
Circa 1683 - Before 1727

School or Style

English

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Horn

Techniques used in production

Carving : The base, sides and lid were carved from horn. The pieces were then heated and pressed to form flat sheets, moulding or pressed patterns before being glued to form a box, which was then stained, possibly to resemble bronze.
Staining
Pressing
Heating

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SL
  • Location: On the lid, bottom centre
  • Method of creation: Pressed
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.357 & A-1923
Primary reference Number: 150650
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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