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Snuff box: M.91-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Enamel on copper with gilt metal mounts; oval , the lid painted with the bust of a woman

Enamel on copper with gilt metal mounts; oval with concave sides and hinged slightly domed lid. The box is enamelled in white. On the lid is an oval miniature of a woman in a deep pink dress with red cloak; she wears a white ruff and in her cap are pink feathers or ribbons. Round the miniature is a border of magenta scrolls and slowers. The sides and base of the box are painted with sprigs of flowers and leaves.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.2 cm
Length: 6.0 cm
Width: 4.8 cm

Relative size of this object

6 cm2.2 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.

Place(s) associated

  • Bilston ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960-12-13) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

Late 18th century
1770 CE - 1800 CE

School or Style

English

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of enamel Box composed of copper

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.91-1961
Primary reference Number: 150678
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 1 November 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/150678 Accessed: 2022-08-16 15:05:53

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