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Box: M.19-1964

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Description

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 Arnold John Hugh Smith through the National Art Collections Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Moscow ⪼ Russia

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second quarter of 19th century
Production date: AD 1826

School or Style

Russian

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

Silver

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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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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