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Snuff box: M.91-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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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

Place(s) associated

  • Bilston ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Late
1770 CE - 1800 CE

School or Style

English

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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: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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