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Perfume flask: M.99-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Rock crystal and silver-gilt; of tapering form, shaped oval in section; the silver-gilt mounts and hinge with engraved borders. The top of the slightly domed cover is set with a silver-gilt cartouche initialled 'SHCC' within an engraved border. The stopper is missing.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.2 cm
Length: 9.1 cm
Width: 3.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
1770 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Surface Of Mount composed of gold
Mount composed of silver

Materials used in production

Rock crystal

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SHCC
  • Location: On a plaque on the top of the lid
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.99-1961
Primary reference Number: 150692
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 September 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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