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Box: M.12 & A-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: A.K
Medallist: Jaeger, Johan Caspar

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Description

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 Arnold John Hugh Smith through the National Art Collections Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Veliki Oustiug ⪼ Russia

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th or early 19th century
Production date: circa AD 1800

Note

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

School or Style

Russian

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
Medallion

Materials used in production

Silver

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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 October 2017 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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