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Box: M.9 & A-1964

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown
Medallist: Vernier, L




Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, circular; decorated with a portrait medallion on the lid and initialled on the base

Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, circular with flat pull-off lid. The lid is set with a gilt Cadet Corps presentation medal of Catherine the Great, surrounded by a nielloed border of the trophies of war, including standards, armour and weapons; on a matt gilt ground. The sides are also nielloed with trophies of war on a matt gilt ground and within bright cut borders. The recessed base is nielloed with the initials "JIL" or possibly "TIL" within a floral border and on a matt gilt ground. The interior of the box is gilt.

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Bequeathed by A.J. Hugh Smith through the National Art-Collections Fund, 1964

Place(s) associated

  • Veliki Ustiug ⪼ Russia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964-03-12) by Smith, Arnold John Hugh


18th Century, Late#
Production date: AD 1787


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Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold niello
Box And Lid Diameter 9.2 cm Height 2.5 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9 & A-1964
Primary reference Number: 150706
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 January 2024 Last processed: Thursday 1 February 2024

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

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