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Tobacco box: M.23-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: ЯT (Possibly)

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Description

Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, circular with convex sides; decorated with a rustic scene

Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, circular with convex sides and hinged lid. The lid is nielloed with a rustic scene depicting a man against a background of buildings and trees on a punched gilt ground. The sides and base nielloed with a geometric chequered pattern centred on a flower in the concave base. 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

First quarter of 19th century
Production date: circa AD 1820

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold niello
Box And Lid Diameter 8.2 cm Height 2.2 cm

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • 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 and base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: possibly 'ЯT'

  • Location: On the inside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.23-1964
Primary reference Number: 150720
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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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