Skip to main content

Box: M.41-1929

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Oval, boiled leather box with slightly domed lid; decorated with stamped and engraved scrolling foliage and borders of flowerheads

Boiled, stamped and engraved leather (cuir bouilli) covering carved wood, lined with parchment. Oval with straight sides and a slightly domed hinged lid (the hinge missing). The lid decorated in high relief with scrolling foliage round an empty cartouche, and a border of flowerheads. The base stamped with a plant of scrolling tulip-like flowers. One side fitted with an iron catch.

Legal notes

Given by W.E Miller

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.5 cm
Length: 10 cm
Width: 9.5 cm

Relative size of this object

10 cm4.5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1929-10-31) by Miller, W. E.


17th Century
1600 - 1700

School or Style


Components of the work

Box composed of wood
Lining composed of parchment
Surface composed of leather

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 41/29 / 9
  • Location: Inside the box
  • Method of creation: Rectangular green tag, written in black ink
  • Type: Paper tie on label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.41-1929
Primary reference Number: 150672
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 February 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Box" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-09-25 08:35:18

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Box |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-09-25 08:35:18|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: E.15a.1907


Accession Number: E.15b.1907


Accession Number: M/P.4A-1938


Accession Number: X.13-1917

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...