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Box: M.18-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Busckowski, Fedor Klimov (Maker)

Description

Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, rectangular with cut corners, decorated with a view, map and shields.

Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, rectangular with cut corners and integral hinge. The flat cover is nielloed with a view of Veliki Oustiug from the left bank of the Sukhona river, above which is a ribbon containing an inscription in Cyrillic. The base is engraved and nielloed with a map of Vologde guberniia (province) a list of neighbouring gubernii (top left) a key to the symbols on the map (top right) a table of distances between twelve towns (bottom right) and the scale in versts (bottom left), all on a matt gilt ground. The sides of the box are engraved and nielloed with shields containing the symbols and names of twelve towns in gaberniia, on a matt gilt ground. The interior is gilt.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Arnold John Hugh Smith through the National Art Collections Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Veliki Ustiug ⪼ Russia

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

First quarter of 19th century
Production date: AD 1822

School or Style

Russian

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold niello Box And Lid Height 1.8 cm Length 9.0 cm Width 6.3 cm

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a standing figure in profile

  • Location: On the flange of the lid and in the base of the box
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: фь

  • Location: On the flange of the lid and in the base of the box
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: 84
  • Location: On the flange of the lid and in the base of the box
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Standard mark

Inscription present: 'M.И' over '1820'

  • Location: On the flange of the lid and in the base of the box
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Assay master's mark and date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.18-1964
Primary reference Number: 150715
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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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