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Snuff box: PER.M.349-1923

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)

Description

Gilt metal set with a miniature in bodycolour, probably on card, and mounted under glass. The oval box has straight sides and a flat lid with projecting hinge. The miniature is set across the centre of the lid. The red gilt metal lid, base and sides are engraved with panels of engine-turned basket-work within yellow gold borders of husks on a matted ground. The miniature depicts two figures, one possible fishing, in a rural landscape with cottage, lake and village in the background.

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.0 cm
Length: 7.5 cm
Width: 5.5 cm

Relative size of this object

7.5 cm3 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
1770 CE - 1800 CE

School or Style

French

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Miniature composed of card ( possibly) bodycolour Box composed of metal Surface Of Box composed of gold Cover composed of glass

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.349-1923
Primary reference Number: 150657
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 September 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) "Snuff box" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/150657 Accessed: 2022-06-30 03:15:13

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