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Box: M.156 & A-1973

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Painted horn, or possibly tortoise-shell, with gold, silver and mother-of-pearl piqué work; circular, the lid decorated with an urn of flowers

Horn painted to resemble tortoise-shell, or possibly genuine tortoise-shell, with gold, silver and mother-of-pearl piqué work; circular with pull-off lid. The straight sides and flat lid inlaid with small red and yellow gold stars. The lid inlaid with a yellow gold urn with mother-of pearl, silver and red and yellow gold flowers and leaves, within a border of engraved silver scrolls.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-04-06) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.


Early 1800 CE - Late 1900 CE

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Components of the work

Box composed of tortoise shell ( possibly) horn ( probably) Inlay composed of mother-of-pearl gold silver Box And Lid Diameter 7.4 cm Height 2.7 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.156 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 150698
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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