Skip to main content

Box: M.24-1964

An image of Box

Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

T. К (Maker)

Description

Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, rectangular with integral hinge. The lid in nielloed with a view of the Kremlin. The sides and base are nielloed with a chequered pattern, except immediately under the thumbpiece where there is a vacant shield-shaped cartouche. 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

Last quarter of 19th century
Production date: AD 1877

School or Style

Russian

Components of the work

Interior composed of gold ( surface) Decoration composed of niello Box And Lid Height 2.0 cm Length 6.0 cm Width 3.1 cm

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T.К
  • Location: On the inside of the lid
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: 84
  • Location: On the inside of the lid
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Standard mark

Inscription present: St. George slaying the dragon, above '1874', above '84'

  • Location: In the base of the box
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark with date and standard mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.24-1964
Primary reference Number: 150721
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Box" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/150721 Accessed: 2022-08-11 15:56:20

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/150721 |title=Box |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-08-11 15:56:20|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-150721

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa20/M_24_1964_20_280_29.jpg"
        alt="Box"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Box</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...