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Box: M.19-1964

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Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, rectangular; the lid decorated with a vignette of a couple.

Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, rectangular with integral hinge. The flat cover is nielloed with a vignette of a man playing bagpipes to a seated woman in a rustic landscape with a ruined folly in the background; all within a rococo border and on a matt gilt ground. The base is similarly decorated but depicts a temple in a rustic landscape. The sides are decorated with a geometric pattern resembling barns and a chequered fence or pavement. The interior is gilt.

Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • Moscow ⪼ Russia

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, second quarter#
Production date: AD 1826

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of neillo gold
Box And Lid Height 1.3 cm Length 6.2 cm Width 4.4 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

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

Inscription present: St. George slaying the dragon

  • Location: On the inside of the lid
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: 'ПГ' over '1826'

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.19-1964
Primary reference Number: 150716
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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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