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Box: M.12 & A-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: A.K
Medallist: Jaeger, Johan Caspar




Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, circular; decorated with a portriat medallion on the lid and trophies of war on the base

Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, circular with flat pull-off lid. The lid is set with a gilt portriat medallion on the Grand Duke Paul and the Grand Duchess Maria Theodorvna. the is surounded by nielloed pattern of geometric checks and chevrons. The sides are similarly nielloed. The recessed base is nielloed with an intricate display of the trophies of war, including armour, standards, a cannon, trumpets and a laurel wreath, surrounded by a pattern if geometric checks and chevrons. 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 Oustiug ⪼ Russia

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1800


There is no town mark, but the style of the box suggests it was made in Veliki Oustiug

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold niello
Box And Lid Diameter 8.8 cm Height 2.2 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A.T.
  • Location: Once in the lid and twice in the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: 12.D
  • Location: On the flange
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Restamp mark

Inscription present: "?Rs?"

  • Location: On the flange
  • Method of creation: Struck

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12 & A-1964
Primary reference Number: 150709
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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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