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Box: M.20-1964

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Current Location: In storage

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Description

Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, rectangular; decorated with two scenes of troikas

Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, rectangular with integral hinge. The flat cover is nielloed with a rural scene of a couple in a Summer troika passing in front of barns, a picket fence and hay ricks, all within a rococo border and on a matt gilt ground. The base similarly decorated but depicting a man and child on a winter troika. The sides are undecorated silver and slightly convex. 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

Early 19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1830 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold niello
Box And Lid Height 1.7 cm Length 8.9 cm Width 6.5 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: 'H' ? over ??

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.20-1964
Primary reference Number: 150717
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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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