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Etui: M.100 & A-C-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Tortoise shell, gold, silver, turquoise, gilt metal and velvet; rectangular with serpentine sides and hinged flat lid and sprung button catch. The etui is of tortoise shell inlaid on each of the four sides and top of the lid with a Rococo design of gold scrolls and silver birds and flowers, some set with a small turquoise or coral bead in the centre. The gilt metal mounts and interior divider is engraved with scrolls and flowers. The lid and cavities for the implements are lined in red velvet. The etui would have contained five implements but only the white metal thimble, scissors and stiletoo remain.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.3 cm
Length: 7.2 cm
Width: 3.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
1750 CE - 1850 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of turquoise gold silver
Etui composed of tortoise shell
Lining composed of velvet

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.100 & A-C-1961
Primary reference Number: 150693
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 January 2014 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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