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Chatelaine: PER.M.365 & A-E-1923

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Gilt metal, cast, embossed and chased. The chatelaine comprises three hinged sections the uppermost with a long spatulate hook; suspended from the top section are two thimble cases (A & B) with hinged lids; suspended from the centre of the lowest section is a shaped triangular etui (C) oval in section, with hinged lid and sprung button clasp. The fitted interior contains a folding knife (D) and a pair of ivory memorandum leaves hinged with a gilt button (E). (There are cavities for four more tools, which are missing.) The cast chatelaine and embossed etui are chased with Classical figures and cherubs within borders of rococo scrolls and rocaille decoration. The two thimble holders are similarly decorated.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 20.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922-03-07) by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1760

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of gold Etui Height 1.9 cm Length 10.5 cm Width 4.0 cm
Thimblecase Height 2.2 cm Length 3.9 cm Width 2.7 cm

Materials used in production

Metal

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.365 & A-E-1923
Primary reference Number: 150664
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 August 2015 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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