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Box: M.9 & A-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown
Medallist: Vernier, L

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Description

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.

Legal notes

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

Dating

18th Century, Late#
Production date: AD 1787

Note

There is no maker's mark

School or Style

Russian

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Silver

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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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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